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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