In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Bill Clinton jumping into the democratic primary debate, Obama tries to combat the Zika virus, and a scandal develops in the Mexican church.
“We need to communicate with each other, to discover the gifts of each person, to promote that which unites us, and to regard our differences as an opportunity to grow in mutual respect." (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” (Luke 5:10)
In the News:
- North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, drawing renewed international condemnation just weeks after it carried out a nuclear bomb test.
- President Obama is asking Congress for $1.8 billion to help get ready to fight the Zika virus, which is spreading across the Americas fast and which doctors fear may cause severe birth defects.
- Bill Clinton launched a sustained attack on Bernie Sanders at a New Hampshire campaign rally Sunday, tearing into the senator's rhetoric against Hillary Clinton and picking apart his spending plans.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Worshipers will line the roadside holding up their mobile telephones to light the way for Pope Francis when he arrives on his visit to Mexico next week.
- The Catholic church in Mexico has been accused of bending its own rules on marriage to allow Enrique Peña Nieto to enhance his image ahead of his successful run for president.
- The plight of Syrian civilians involved in the nation's ongoing conflict was at the heart of Pope Francis' appeal to the international community on Sunday, in an address where he also called for a renewed commitment to the protection of life at all stages.
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