1. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is enjoying World Youth Day in Rio. It’s evident in the video interview of him about the importance of World Youth Day by Catholic News Service’s Rome bureau chief Frank Rocca.
2. Youth who couldn’t make it to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day can still enjoy the event with celebrations at home. A list of diocesan celebrations can be found online.
3. Today is the feast of St. James the Apostle and a day of mourning in Spain where a train wreck near Santiago de Compostela, a pilgrim site in honor of St. James, left more than 70 people dead yesterday. St. James is the patron of Spain. Pope Francis sent his condolences from Rio.
4. Catholic and Pentecostals leaders met July 14-19 in Baltimore, Catholic News Service reports. Healing was the topic of this year's discussion. Bishop Michael Burbidge of Raleigh, North Carolina, chair of the Catholic-Pentecostal dialogue, said the groups focused on “how the charism of healing is understood, expressed and celebrated in our churches and faith communities."
5. God loves you.