In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Trump and abortion, the president seeks a reduction in nuclear arms, and the Vatican sets a date for the release of "The Joy of Love".
"He who reads much and understands much, receives his fill. He who is full, refreshes others." (St. Ambrose)
Today's Gospel: "You are witnesses of these things." (John 24:48)
In the News:
- After saying on Wednesday that he believes there should be punishment for women who undergo abortions if the procedure was outlawed, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walked back the comment hours later.
- Leaders from more than 50 countries gathered in Washington D.C. on Thursday at the behest of President Obama to try to reduce the threat from nuclear weapons.
- Five members of the U.S. women's national soccer team -- including Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan -- have filed on behalf of the entire team a wage-discrimination action against the U.S. Soccer Federation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Pope Francis and church news:
- A video demanding millions of dollars in return for an Indian priest kidnapped in Yemen has reportedly been sent to the Indian Government who are attempting to secure his release.
- The Vatican has set April 8 for the release of "Amoris Laetitia" ("The Joy of Love"), Pope Francis' reflection on the family and family life.
- In an address to the United Nations Security Council, the Holy See representative paid homage to all women and girls who have selflessly served others in education, healthcare, and forming the youth and upheld the four Missionaries of Charity murdered in Yemen as an example of women with unwavering dedication to peace.
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