In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the pope commenting on mercy and love, Trump University, and the FDA releasing new guidelines.
"Grace is nothing else but a certain beginning of glory within us." (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Today's Gospel: “He is not God of the dead but of the living.” (Mark 12:27)
In the News:
- A French naval vessel has detected underwater signals from one of EgyptAir Flight 804's so-called black boxes, investigators said Wednesday.
- Donald Trump was personally involved in devising the marketing strategy for Trump University, even vetting potential ads, according to newly disclosed sworn testimony from the company’s top executive taken as part of an ongoing lawsuit.
- In an effort to reduce high blood pressure rates that kill 1,000 Americans each day, the Food and Drug Administration released voluntary guidelines Wednesday aimed at nudging companies to cut the amount of sodium in restaurant food and processed products by one-third over the next decade.
Pope Francis and church news:
- While the prayer of a proud person isn't strong enough to reach God's heart, the prayer of a humble and contrite heart is capable of opening wide the door to his mercy and love, Pope Francis said during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square.
- Native Americans say a French auction house should return their sacred objects set to go on sale, and they have an ally in Bishop James S. Wall of Gallup, N.M.
- Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad called for reconciliation and an end to all forms of extremism at an interfaith gathering he hosted in the Iraqi capital to pray for peace in Iraq, Syria and in the wider Middle East.
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