In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include weak job numbers, protests at trump rallies, and the pope requests a special session to to study the growing worldwide drug problem.

"Hope is a path of solidarity." (Pope Francis)

Today's Gospel: “Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.” (Luke 15:6)

In the News:

  • The U.S. economy created the fewest number of jobs in more than five years in May as employment in the manufacturing and construction sectors fell sharply, suggesting a deterioration in the labor market that could make it harder for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.
  • Protesters attacked Donald Trump supporters on the sidelines of a San Jose rally Thursday night, in a raucous scene where a dozen or more people were punched and at least one woman was pelted with an egg.
  • A medical examination has concluded that Prince died of an accidental overdose of pain medication, ending weeks of speculation on how the singer died.

Pope Francis and church news:

  • Pope Francis has requested a special study session at the Vatican to look at how to solve the growing problem of drug abuse, especially narcotics.
  • Thirteen-year-old Veronica Cantero Burroni fulfilled a dream when she got to see Pope Francis, who offered her a warm embrace at the end of his general audience.
  • Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia described as “misleading” an article claiming that his leadership of a working group on the Pope’s most recent document “sends a signal” regarding U.S. policy on Communion.

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