In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include U.S. bishops commenting on the plight of migrants, Obama visiting Hiroshima, and Trump reaches a campaign milestone.
"We cannot keep ourselves shut up in parishes, in our communities, in our parish or diocesan institutions, when so many people are waiting for the Gospel!" (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22)
In the News:
- President Obama laid a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial on Friday, telling an audience that included survivors of America’s atomic bombing in 1945 that technology as devastating as nuclear arms demands a “moral revolution.”
- Donald Trump officially secured the number of delegates he needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination Thursday, according to an Associated Press tally that showed unbound delegates putting him over the top.
- Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders on Thursday explored staging an unconventional U.S. presidential debate that would sideline Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and create a television spectacle that could attract huge ratings.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Italian Cardinal Loris Capovilla, the former secretary to a saint and the oldest member of the College of Cardinals died May 26 at the age of 100.
- Pope Francis delivered the homily at Mass being celebrated on the steps of Rome's cathedral Basilica of St. John Lateran on Thursday, to mark the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Our Lord.
- Renewed immigration raids against women and children fail to recognize the severity of situations faced by migrants, who leave Central America to escape death, the U.S. bishops said.
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