In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Canada's prime minister visiting the White House, Iran rejects claims it broke the nuclear agreement, and the pope sets new norms for sainthood.
"My idea of freedom is that we should protect the rights of people to believe what their conscience dictates, but fight equally hard to protect people from having the beliefs of others imposed upon them." (Justin Trudeau)
Today's Gospel: “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.” (John 4:48)
In the News:
- Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, met with President Obama on Thursday for the first state visit by a Canadian leader in 19 years, a diplomatic honor made possible in part by new pledges of cooperation on combating climate change.
- Iran on Thursday rejected claims that missile tests conducted this week violated the nuclear agreement reached with the U.S. and other nations or a UN Security Council resolution.
- The Pentagon has deployed drones to spy over U.S. territory for non-military missions over the past decade, but the flights have been rare and lawful, according to a new report.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has given provisional approval to a new series of norms governing the establishment and management of funds for the advancement of investigations into the lives of people proposed for sainthood.
- A new article for Commonweal Magazine explores how Catholic Republicans assisted in the rise of Donald Trump.
- Nearly a year after violent riots erupted in West Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, religious leaders from across the city have banded together for a pilgrimage to Rome which they hope will help them to build bridges in their community.
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