Here’s a look at some of the stories making headlines today:
• Seventy years ago today, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On this sober anniversary, Bishop Oscar Cantu, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, said, “The task of the U.S. bishops is to convince the majority of Americans … that they need to support the vision of a world without nuclear weapons. They need to believe that such a goal is possible.”

• Yet another sober anniversary: Our colleagues at the St. Louis Review write about Faith in Ferguson, as the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson approaches this weekend.

• Yesterday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and other officials described road closures, traffic restrictions and other transportation details for Pope Francis’ September visit to the city. In a nutshell: You’re going to be doing a lot of walking. Another good option is taking a chartered bus. The Diocese of Syracuse is sponsoring a one-day bus trip to the papal Mass. Find out more about it here.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is “turning a page on a chapter in our history — a terrible part of the history,” Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki said Aug. 3. The archbishop made the comments in an interview a day before a $21 million settlement was reached for abuse survivors by the archdiocese and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, which has sought compensation for victims/survivors. The settlement is part of an agreement on a reorganization plan that now must be approved by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge.

• Headlines like these call for prayer. Try this one, brought to you by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. If you need a laugh, try this, via the Diocese of Syracuse.

See you back here tomorrow for the day’s headlines. In the meantime, visit www.thecatholicsun.comthroughout the day for the latest local, national, and international Catholic news, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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