In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Sen. Bernie Sanders and the 2016 presidential race, aid reaches some parts of Nepal, and the archbishop of Baltimore calls for prayer and peace.
“May we pray together that God will grace us with his presence always, so that our broken city can once again be made whole, and that our minds and our hearts will be open to peace and God’s love beyond all understanding,” (Archbishop William E. Lori )
Today's Reading: “I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world. ” (John 12:47)
In the News:
- Hillary Clinton says a wave of unrest in Baltimore shows the need to "restore order and security" and she plans to outline steps to reform the criminal justice system, including the addition of body cameras to every police department in the country.
- Bernie Sanders will announce a presidential bid on Thursday, a source close to the second-term senator confirmed.
- International aid reached some remote earthquake-affected areas in Nepal on Wednesday, as the death toll rose to more than 5,000 four days after the disaster struck.
Pope Francis and church news:
- After Saturday’s massive earthquake devastated the Southeast Asian country of Nepal, the Pontifical Council Cor Unum has offered financial assistance to the local community as a sign of solidarity.
- Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a quiet nun with a keen wit who led a very public life as a journalist and a longtime spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, died on Tuesday (April 28) after a tough battle with cancer.
- After both peaceful protests and violent riots following the death of an African American man in the custody of the Baltimore police, the local archbishop appealed to prayer and truth as means of healing and restoring human dignity.
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