In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Hillary Clinton speaking about her private e-mail account, Republicans in the Senate write a letter to Iran, and the pope talks about ISIS.
“Our personal experience of being accompanied and assisted, and of openness to those who accompany us, will teach us to be patient and compassionate with others, and to find the right way to gain their trust, their openness and their readiness to grow.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: "Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full." (MT 18:26)
In the News:
- Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to address her use of a private e-mail account Tuesday afternoon, ending her silence about a growing controversy as she prepares for a likely presidential campaign.
- The fractious debate over a possible nuclear deal with Iran escalated on Monday as 47 Republican senators warned Iran about making an agreement with President Obama, and the White House accused them of undercutting foreign policy.
- Sam Simon, who was one of the major creative forces behind “The Simpsons” and who left the show after its fourth season in a lucrative arrangement that allowed him to spend much of the rest of his life giving his money away, died on Sunday at his home in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. He was 59.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis gave a recent interview with an Argentinian shanty town's community paper, where he touched on how he feels about ISIS threats and jested about his lack of tolerance for physical pain.
- Legalizing euthanasia risks undermining people's access to loving, holistic care as they face the natural end of their life, many experts at a Vatican conference said.
- The Port-au-Prince Archdiocese continues to rebuild its ministries since the country's 2010 earthquake, with dozens of programs underway and the construction of a transitional cathedral viewed as a major accomplishment.
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