In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a Vatican magazine for women, a wildfire threatens a city in Canada, and Trump turns his attention to the general election.
“Christians, instead of arming themselves with swords, extend their hands in prayer.” (St. Athanasius of Alexandria)
Today's Gospel: "Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy." (John 16:20)
In the News:
- A massive wildfire near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, that has grown to five times its initial size has spread south, forcing more evacuations on Thursday after 88,000 people fled the city in the nation's energy heartland.
- Donald J. Trump, turning his attention to the general election, has begun quietly reaching out to key elements of the Republican establishment as he seeks to unite the party behind his candidacy before his anticipated battle against Hillary Clinton.
- Electronic cigarettes and premium cigars will now be regulated the same way as tobacco cigarettes and regular cigars, according to a new federal rule issued on Thursday.
Pope Francis and church news:
- A new Vatican magazine will give attention to women's voices, something that often has been missing in the church despite women's important role in announcing the Gospel, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
- Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has welcomed a U-turn by the British government over the resettlement of child refugees.
- Two months after being kidnapped in Yemen, Salesian priest Tom Uzhunnalil remains missing, although a bishop involved in his case remains hopeful about his timely release.
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