In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the swearing in of new Swiss Guard, North Carolina and the Federal government sue each other, and the Invictus Games begin.
"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!" (St. Catherine of Siena)
Today's Gospel: “Do you believe now?" (John 16:31)
In the News:
- North Carolina governor Pat McCrory filed a lawsuit Monday against the United States Justice Department, asking a federal court to rule that its so-called “bathroom law” is not discriminatory.
- Prince Harry and First Lady Michelle Obama opened the second annual Invictus Games on Sunday night, saluting "the very best of the human spirit."
- Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is open to pairing up with Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, and serve as his vice president, she said on a Sunday national news show.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Saying that the Church is like a “field hospital” for all the needy, Pope Francis praised the work of medical charity workers on Sunday, while asking them to pray for him to “become poorer.”
- Every year on the Anniversary of the 1527 Sack of Rome, the new recruits for the Pontifical Swiss Guard swear an oath to protect and defend the Pope, with their lives if necessary. This year 23 young men joined their peers and predecessors in making that oath.
- Pope Francis received the members of the Circolo San Pietro – the “St. Peter’s Circle” – on Monday. The organization was founded in 1869 by a group of enthusiastic young men hailing from the upper social and economic crust of Rome, as a vehicle for demonstrating solidarity with Pope Pius IX in a politically fraught moment of history.
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