1. Hundreds of thousands of youth and young adults world will gather for World Youth Day in Brazil next week. You can track breaking news at World Youth Day USA's Twitter page.
2. Catholic News Service has a great breakdown of the numbers involved with every aspect of World Youth Day.
3. Catholics are being encouraged to ask Congress to protect conscience rights. You can find out more at usccb.org/conscience.
4. Pope Francis tweeted today, "Prayer, humility, and charity toward all are essential in the Christian life: they are the way to holiness."
5. God loves you.