1. The need to reweave the Circle of Protection that has been called for by religious leaders was highlighted yesterday, Sunday, July 21, in an op-ed in The Hill blog by Kathy Saile, director of the bishops’ Office for Domestic Social Development, and Galen Carey, vice president for government relations of the National Association of Evangelicals.
2. Web users can follow Pope Francis' trip to Rio.
3. Catholic college presidents called for Congress to move on immigration. Say church education leaders to Congress: “Together we represent universities that educate more than 290,000 students. Leaders on Catholic campuses advocated for the DREAM Act, and we stand with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in urging Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform that includes a road to earned citizenship. Our broken immigration system, which tears parents from children, traps aspiring Americans in the shadows, and undermines the best values of this nation, is morally indefensible.
4. Number of permanent deacons is on the increase in the United States. The USCCB will soon issue a report on the deacons and their ministry of liturgy, the Word, and service.
5. God loves you.