In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Hillary Clinton set to officially announce a 2016 presidential bid, a high-level meeting between Cuba and the United States, and a new class of priests are ordained.
“Dialogue is much more than the communication of a truth.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “It is the Lord.” (John 21:7)
In the News:
- Hillary Clinton reportedly will announce she is officially joining the 2016 presidential race on Sunday, according to multiple news reports.
- US and Cuban diplomats met in Panama City Thursday in the highest-level meeting between the two governments in more than half a century, part of an ongoing thaw between the two countries that began when plans to restore diplomatic relations were announced four months ago.
- Walgreens will shutter about 200 U.S. stores as part of an expanded cost reduction push, but the nation's largest drugstore chain has no plans to shrink in the wake of its combination with European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Almost 600 Catholic men will be ordained priests for the U.S. in 2015, an increase of more than 100 from last year.
- A new Pew Research survey shows white Evangelicals increasingly leaning Republican, while the affiliation among Catholics has barely changed.
- A new survey on the island of Cuba offers a rare snapshot of religious identity in a Communist nation with deep Catholic roots.
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