1. The Fortnight For Freedom began yesterday in Baltimore. According to the Catholic Review, Archbishop William Lori said during his homily, “Religious institutions in the United States are in danger of losing their freedom to hire for mission and their freedom to defend the family. Endangered is the freedom of church ministries to provide employee benefits and to provide adoptions and refugee services in accord with the church’s teaching on faith and morals. It is one thing for others to disagree with the church’s teaching but quite another to discriminate against the rights of believers to practice our faith, not just in word but in the way we conduct our daily life, ministry and business.”
2. As people await the Supreme Court's decision on marriage, it's worth sharing the Catholic teachings on marriage
3. If you're still unpacking the teachings of Laudato Si', perhaps Catholic News Service's terminology guide for the encyclical will be helpful to share.
4. Did you miss Archbishop Joseph Kurtz's statement on the Charleston shooting, racism and violence? Read it here.
5. God loves you.