1. The chairman of the Committee of International Justice and Peace of the USCCB asked the U.S. bishops to invite the people of their dioceses to pray for peace in Iraq on Sunday, August 17.
2. Pope Francis has asked his millions of Twitter followers to pray for peace in Iraq today.
3. Catholic Relief Services is in Iraq right now, working with Caritas to bring supplies to religious minorities forced to flee. Find out how to help: http://bit.ly/1ssEBMC
4. Next Friday is a Holy Day of Obligation, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
5. God loves you.