In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Hillary Clinton clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, Paul Ryan commenting on Trump's comments, and the pope continues to preach his year of mercy.
“We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.” (St. Teresa of Avila)
Today's Gospel: “I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” (Matthew 5:17)
In the News:
- Hillary Clinton claimed the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday night after decisive victories in the California, New Jersey and New Mexico primaries, and she quickly appealed to supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont to unite with her against Donald J. Trump.
- Speaker Paul D. Ryan, the nation’s highest-ranking Republican, on Tuesday called Donald J. Trump’s remarks about a Latino judge “racist,” an extraordinary indictment that generated a fresh wave of criticism and panic from other Republicans.
- Two South Carolina Air National Guard fighter jets involved in training ahead of an upcoming deployment collided Tuesday night over rural Georgia, forcing both pilots to eject safely, according to a unit commander.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis on Wednesday continued his series of catechesis for the Year of Mercy, turning to the first of Jesus’ miracles — the changing of water into wine at the wedding feast of Cana.
- A new State of the Bible Survey by the American Bible Society found that 77 percent of Catholics want to read the Bible more often. Although the percentage has fluctuated in recent years, it reflects an 8 percentage point increase since January 2013, just before Pope Francis' election.
- Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for creation, and concerned by environmental threats around them, Catholic parishioners in Thailand are planting hundreds of new trees.
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