In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the earthquake in Nepal, the Clinton Foundation under attack, and the pope gives advice to newly ordained priests.  

“I tell you, charity to our neighbors for God’s sake is the fire that cleanses the soul.” (St. Catherine of Siena)

Today's Reading: “I am the gate for the sheep.” (John 10:7)

In the News:

  • Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains.
  • The Clinton Foundation, fighting back against charges of conflict of interest in a forthcoming book, is trying to tamp down a growing political problem by admitting that it made "mistakes" as the philanthropy grew but maintaining that it did not intentionally do anything wrong.
  • Thousands of mourners and supporters are expected to descend on Baltimore's New Shiloh Baptist Church on Monday for the funeral of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death while in police custody sparked daily and sometimes chaotic protests.

Pope Francis and church news:

  • Pope Francis led thousands of people in prayer yesterday for the victims of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal, during his Regina Caeli address.
  • Pope Francis presided over the ordination of nearly twenty men to the priesthood on Sunday, where he warned them against being vain priests who live first for their own pleasure rather than for God’s.
  • In a new blog post for Millennial, Amitai Etzioni, a leading communitarian thinker, offers a brief introduction to the philosphy of communitarianism.

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