In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Obama jumping into the 2016 race, the pope talks about unity, glory, the world, and Catholic bishops in Massachusetts respond to rising drug use in the dioceses.
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Today's Gospel: “John performed no sign, but everything John said about this man was true.” (John 10:41)
In the News:
- The European Union is presenting a proposal to Turkey on Friday in an attempt to halt the flow of migrants to the continent.
- Democrats began laying out an aggressive strategy Thursday to get Judge Merrick Garland considered by the Senate and seated on the Supreme Court, over what appears to be implacable Republican opposition.
- While seeking to stay neutral in the Democratic race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Obama has begun speaking out against Republican front-runner Donald Trump and will amplify his remarks in the weeks and months ahead, officials said.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis spoke to members of the Neocatacumenal Way on Friday in the Vatican's Paul VI audience hall. In his address, the Holy Father focused on three words: unity, glory, and world.
- In his homily Thursday, Pope Francis spoke on the essential role hope plays in the Christian life, saying that while it is a silent and humble virtue, it is what supports us in difficulty and brings us peace.
- There’s a major increase in opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts – and it demands an urgent response, said the state’s Catholic bishops.
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