In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include protesters at Trump's rally, Paul Ryan apologizes for stance on poverty, and the plight of Christians in the Middle East.
“Unless you are willing to do the ridiculous, God will not do the miraculous. When you have God, you don’t have to know everything about it; you just do it.” (Mother Angelica)
Today's Gospel: "This is my commandment: love one another as I love you." (John 15:9)
In the News:
- Protesters opposing Donald Trump surged against riot police and taunted the candidate's supporters Thursday as a campaign rally became a tense political confrontation that resulted in about 20 arrests.
- The investigation into the San Bernardino massacre produced criminal charges on Thursday against the brother of one of the attackers and two other people.
- Amazon is set to jump into place as the S&P 500's seventh-largest company, leapfrogging GE and Johnson & Johnson, as its stock surged on better-than-forecast earnings.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Italian authorities arrested six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group to attack the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome.
- House Speaker Paul Ryan apologized for his earlier criticism of recipients of government benefits as "takers and makers," and said Republicans strive for a country that is "open, diverse, dynamic" in a speech at the oldest Catholic university in America, Georgetown.
- The plight of Christians and other Middle East minorities demands action from the international community, one leader in relief efforts said in a panel at the United Nations.
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