In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the possibility of a third party candidate, homicides increasing across U.S. cities, and the vice president and former house speaker receive awards at Notre Dame.
"Only mercy enables us to see her or him as a human being, united by the Incarnation to Christ, and not merely an instrument of profit." (Gerald J. Beyer)
Today's Gospel: “Everything is possible to one who has faith." (John 9:23)
In the News:
- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus warned Sunday that any effort by conservatives to draft a candidate to run against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump would be a "suicide mission for our country."
- Homicides across dozens of U.S. cities spiked by 9% over the first three months of 2016 compared to the same period last year, a new report has found.
- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has taken a stake in Apple currently worth $900 million.
Pope Francis and church news:
- The Supreme Court sought a compromise Monday on challenges by non-profit religious groups to the federal requirement that they play a minor role in offering free coverage of contraceptives to their female employees.
- Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner, Catholics from differing political backgrounds, shared the stage at Notre Dame University's commencement ceremony Sunday where they both spoke on the current negative state of politics.
- Professor Gerald J. Beyer of Villanova University writes a new article for National Catholic Reporter on why Trump isn't good for the dignity and rights of workers.
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