1. Three chairmen of the USCCB gave their strong support for the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2014, which was introduced on July 30 by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) in the U.S. House of Representatives and Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) in the U.S. Senate.
2. On the Catholic News Service blog, Judith Sudilovsky writes about her recent conversation with the pastor of Gaza's lone Catholic parish who is trying to protect the people of his neighborhood in the midst of war.
3. Read what Bishop Anthony B. Taylor calls "a test of the moral character of our nation" regarding Central American refugees at the U.S. southern border
4. The intention for the Call to Prayer to this week, as seen on our Instagram, is that those who have seen struggles will not despair.
5. God loves you.