1. Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, called upon the Obama Administration, July 2, to reconsider their proposed request to Congress for “fast track” authority to expedite the removal of unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America. Current law permits children from non-contiguous countries to remain in the country until their request for asylum or immigration relief is considered by an immigration judge.
2. The Catholic Church helps prevent modern-day slavery and you can too. Learn more at http://www.usccb.org/stopslavery. See more in our video:
3. News.va reports: Following a second day of discussions by the Council of Cardinals which also includes the participation of the Pope himself, the Director of the Holy See Press Office Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi briefed journalists on how their work is progressing.
4. The Fortnight for Freedom closing Mass will be live on EWTN from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on July 4 at 12:10 p.m. with celebrant Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, and homilist Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, president of the USCCB.
5. God loves you.