In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Pope Francis receiving a prize, Trump meets resistance from the GOP, and new job numbers.
“We need to move from a liquid economy prepared to use corruption as a means of obtaining profits, to a social economy that guarantees access to land and lodging through labour.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: "Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you." (John 16:23)
In the News:
- The U.S. added 160,000 jobs in April, new government data showed Friday morning, the weakest pace of hiring in seven months.
- Donald Trump's march to the White House encountered fierce resistance from his own party Thursday as senior lawmakers hesitated to endorse him, party luminaries said they'd skip his nominating convention and others pondered the potential of a third-party bid.
- With forest fires continuing to spread in Canada’s oil-patch hub in the province of Alberta, albeit at a slower pace than in past days, evacuation efforts on Friday will focus on areas north of the hard-hit town of Fort McMurray.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis, receiving a prize for service toward European unification on Friday, urged leaders to remember the ideals of the European Union’s founders, calling for an “update” of the idea of Europe at a time of mass migration, economic sluggishness and fears about terrorism.
- A German cardinal said names of candidates submitted to the Vatican as potential bishops are being vetoed by "unauthorized people" in Rome.
- A coalition of scientists and faith leaders has called on President Barack Obama to take “meaningful” steps to reduce the threat of “nuclear catastrophe” in light of his likely upcoming trip to Japan.
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