1. National Religious Retirement Collection distributed $24 million to retired religious in June and July. http://www.usccb.org/news/2014/14-136.cfm
2. The Vatican recently announced its decision to leave the Sign of Peace where it is in the Mass and emphasized the need for reverence during the greeting and the importance of prayer for peace.
3. Pope Francis at Sunday Angelus August 3, stressed the importance of compassion, sharing and thanksgiving. http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2014/08/03/dope_at_angelus_compassion,_generosity,_gratitude/1103910
4. Bishop Eusebio Elizondo said it well in a Washington Post op ed August 2 when he noted that how we treat children at the border shows the world America's values. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-we-treat-vulnerable-children-on-the-border-displays-americas-values/2014/07/30/ae50f0ba-1672-11e4-85b6-c1451e622637_story.html?wpmk=MK0000203
5. God loves you.