In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include new questions about the Clinton Foundation, another Republican enters the 2016 presidential race, and the pope weighs in on a controversial California mission founder.
"Among our tasks as witnesses to the love of Christ is that of giving a voice to the cry of the poor, so that they are not abandoned to the laws of an economy that seems at times to treat people as mere consumers." (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “He will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.” (John 14:26)
In the News:
- Former President Bill Clinton accused critics of an effort to undermine the work of his foundation for political gain, saying there is no evidence that donors sought to influence his wife's work at the State Department even as he conceded that "it looks bad."
- Aiming to fill two niches left vacant by the rest of the presumptive 2016 Republican presidential field, Carly Fiorina on Monday formally launched her White House campaign.
- Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge announced Monday they are naming their second child Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis weighed in on a thorny topic in California history when he spoke at length at a Rome Mass about Father Junipero Serra, the controversial California mission founder set to become America's first Latino saint later this year.
- China has lodged a protest with the United States after a U.S. government commission said Chinese violations of religious freedom were "severe" and "systematic", the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
- Pope Francis asked a group of elderly and sick members of Rome's seaside parish to pray for him because he, too, had grown old and was ailing.
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