In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the pope commenting on the need for missionaries, a new article by the state director of Keystone Catholics, and the president plans on visiting Hiroshima.
"Our common dignity as human beings calls us to respect the alien among us, regardless of their status or social position. A preferential love for the poor and disenfranchised is a sure sign of one's Christian identity." (Most Rev. Robert N. Lynch)
Today's Gospel: “Father, the hour has come." (John 16:31)
In the News:
- President Barack Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit the site of the U.S. atomic bomb attack in Hiroshima, Japan, the White House said Tuesday, a charged final-year stop meant to advance his goal of nuclear disarmament.
- The new mayor of London is criticizing Donald Trump's stance on Islam, describing it as "ignorant" and warning it could make both the UK and the U.S. "less safe."
- It's still early to analyze the general election, but a new poll shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a dead heat in three key swing states: Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Young women and men who are tired of today's self-centered, materialistic society should consider becoming missionaries -- the heroes of evangelization, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.
- In a new Huffington Post article, the state director of Keystone Catholics, Stephen Seufert, discusses the double standard on approaching the LGBT issue within the Church, along with how Pope Francis has taken small steps to ease tensions on the LGBT issue.
- Pope Francis has named a new bishop of a Phoenix-based Eastern Catholic eparchy: Bishop John Stephen Pazak, C.Ss.R.
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