Thursday, July 24, 2014

Five Things To Remember On July 24

1. The U.S. cannot separate the humanitarian crisis of many thousands of unaccompanied minors journeying to the U.S. border from root causes in Latin America, many generated by U.S. policies, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace in a July 24 letter to Secretary of State John Kerry. The letter from Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, followed the bishops’ June 24-July 2 travels in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

2. Meriam Ibrahim, the woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, met with Pope Francis in the Casa Santa Marta today.

3. Catholic News Service has a new documentary on the last legacy of World War I.

4. As Americans mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, the USCCB Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church has launched a 50th anniversary Initiative, to encourage the faithful to reflect on how the lessons and legacy of the civil rights era continue to shape us today as Catholics and faithful citizens.

5. God loves you.

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