In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include EgyptAir Flight 804 vanishing, the pope on employers who don't provide healthcare, and a showdown between the Church and Philippine's new president.
"To love God is something greater than to know Him." (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
Today's Gospel: "Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward. " (Mark 9:41)
In the News:
- EgyptAir Flight 804 vanished from radar on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard, the airline said Thursday.
- While Donald J. Trump refuses to release his federal tax returns, saying his tax rate is “none of your business,” a recent analysis found Trump’s businesses have been involved in at least 100 lawsuits and other disputes related to unpaid taxes or how much tax his businesses owe.
- Defiant and determined to transform the Democratic Party, Senator Bernie Sanders is opening a two-month phase of his presidential campaign aimed at inflicting a heavy blow on Hillary Clinton in California and amassing enough leverage to advance his agenda at the convention in July — or even wrest the nomination from her.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis blasted employers who do not provide healthcare as bloodsucking leeches and he also took aim at the popular “theology of prosperity” in a pointed sermon on the dangers of wealth.
- While the international community should continue working for peace in war-torn countries, it also must work to help migrants escaping violence and persecution as well as those caring for them, Pope Francis said to Vatican diplomats.
- In what may be a precursor to a showdown between church and state in perhaps the most pervasively Catholic nation on earth, a Filipino bishop has said he’ll take the place of condemned criminals if the country’s new president reintroduces the death penalty.
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