1. Pope Francis held a mini-audience with Japanese students Wednesday and said dialogue with those you disagree with can only be beneficial. "If we go out to encounter other people, other cultures, other religions, we grow and we begin that beautiful adventure called dialogue," he told the students.
2. This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 15, and will focus on the theme "Open the Door of Faith." Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry.
3. Sister Mary Ann Walsh blogs about how Catholics have always been called to educate the immigrants. Now, that need is great.
4. A group of Benedictine Monks recently celebrated one year in making beers, as you'll this see in this fun Catholic News Service video.
5. God loves you.