In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Hillary Clinton entering the 2016 presidential race, tensions between the Vatican and Turkey, and a teacher suspended last month over anti-gay remarks returns to work.

"We cannot keep silent about what we have seen and heard," (Pope Francis)

Today's Reading: "The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes;" (John 3:8)

In the News:

  • Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee.
  • Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a telegenic rising star with appeal to conservative and establishment Republicans, is poised to jump into the presidential race today.
  • Some 957,000 people in the U.S. pre-ordered an Apple Watch according to new data from digital commerce researcher Slice Intelligence.

Pope Francis and church news:

  • Turkey has recalled its envoy to the Vatican after Pope Francis described the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman rule in WW1 as "genocide".
  • The Church must be brave and speak boldly, Pope Francis said Monday morning in his homily at Holy Mass in the Vatican's Chapel of Santa Marta.
  • The Catholic school teacher at the center of a controversy over remarks she made on her Facebook page about gays and homosexuality has returned to her job after being suspended last month.

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