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In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include an attack by a fellow Democrat on Clinton's same-sex marriage stance, the parents of the youngest Boston Bombing victim discusses use of the death penalty, and the Catholic University student body debates gun safety.   

“Have the courage to go against the tide of current values that do not conform to the path of Jesus.” (Pope Francis)

Today's Reading: “This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world.” (John 6:14)

In the News:

  • Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a newly confrontational tone towards Hillary Clinton on Thursday, suggesting her recent shifts on hot-button policy issues like gay marriage showed a lack of principles.
  • The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted in the case.
  • Top congressional lawmakers struck a long-sought, bipartisan agreement Thursday for the broadest trade policy pact in years, allowing President Barack Obama to negotiate trade accords for Congress' review and move forward with talks on a sweeping partnership with Pacific nations.

Pope Francis and church news:

  • A group of Catholics promoting a full-page advertisement asking Pope Francis to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone don’t represent San Francisco Catholics and misrepresent the facts, the archdiocese has said.
  • The Holy See Press Office confirmed today that Pope Francis is considering a possible stop in Cuba as part as his trip to United States, which is scheduled to take place in September.
  • In a 16 to 11 vote, the student government at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. voted to allow guns on campus.

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