1. Do you have plans the week of September 11-18? How about following 18 U.S. bishops on a pilgrimage to pray for peace in the Holy Land?
2. Father John Crossin said recent popes have been clear in their desire for continued dialogue with Muslims.
3. Today is the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Pope Francis wants people to wish her a "Happy Birthday" and to say a "Hail Mary from the heart."
4. Pope Francis also said war is senseless slaughter and can always be avoided.
5. God loves you.