In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the pope on euthanasia, Ali and the Catholic connection, and calls for Sanders to quit the race.
“Unless we believe and see Jesus in the appearance of bread on the altar, we will not be able to see him in the distressing disguise of the poor.” (Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
Today's Gospel: “Do not take a false oath, but make good to the Lord all that you vow.” (Matthew 5:33)
In the News:
- With pressure growing for him to quit the presidential race, a subdued Bernie Sanders emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday vowing to work with primary rival Hillary Clinton to defeat Republican Donald Trump in the general election.
- Top figures in the Democratic Party pummeled Donald Trump Thursday as they publicly coalesced around Hillary Clinton for the first time in her push for the White House.
- The Russian foreign ministry warned Friday of "retaliatory measures" over the entry of a U.S. naval destroyer in the Black Sea this week.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Growing acceptance of euthanasia does not indicate increased compassion, but highlights the rise of a selfish "throwaway culture" that casts aside the sick, the dying and those who do not satisfy the perceived requirements of a healthy life, Pope Francis said.
- It may seem improbable that the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali, a devout Muslim, would be closely connected with a Catholic religious order but as a young teen, Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, worked at the library of Nazareth College, now-Spalding University.
- A proposed Pennsylvania bill unfairly targets religious entities over public institutions – despite its claim to aid sex abuse victims, says Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.
CACG would like to equip lay Catholics with the resources necessary to promote the common good in their communities. That's why we have the Catholic daily roundup. You can sign up for this short and digestible daily e-mail here.
We always appreciate your support to continue our work into 2016. Please invest in us today.