In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a special message to prison chaplains by the pope, national polling woes, and an update on the downed EgyptAir flight.
"Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words." (St. Francis)
Today's Gospel: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30)
In the News:
- Doubts are creeping in among opinion pollsters over how accurately they will be able to predict a presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
- OPEC countries decided at their meeting here on Thursday to make no change in their levels of oil production, citing the recent rise in prices and signs that the global petroleum glut might be easing.
- The EgyptAir plane that mysteriously disappeared in the Mediterranean on May 19, with 66 people on board, did three emergency landings in the 24 hours before the crash, French broadcaster France 3 reports.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has sent a special message to support the work of prison chaplains during the Year of Mercy.
- Pope Francis’ prayer intention for June is for Human Solidarity. That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
- An Ohio judge sentenced a 23-year old Catholic man to 12 consecutive Baptist Sunday services after an altercation in downtown Cincinnati in January.
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