1. Catholic News Service reports: "Pope Francis condemned the actions of Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying that persecuting Christians and other minorities 'seriously offends God and seriously offends humanity.' "
2. Join the U.S. Bishops and people on Facebook, Twitter and in churches in praying for peace in Iraq Aug. 17.
3. Pope Francis also called attention to Iraq on Twitter throughout the weekend with a series of posts asking people to give to the oppressed there and to protect them.
4. Many Catholic schools return for another year during the next few weeks. Make sure you watch this video to understand their mission:
5. God loves you.