In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando, the pope talking about the ease of obtaining weapons but not food, and Clinton calls for bipartisan efforts to curb gun violence.
“Whereas forms of aid and development projects are obstructed by involved and incomprehensible political decisions, skewed ideological visions and impenetrable customs barriers, weaponry is not.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well.” (Matthew 5:39)
In the News:
- New details of the horror that transpired inside a gay nightclub in Orlando have started to emerge, as people across the country and elsewhere around the world mourn the dead.
- The Tony awards, which mark the achievements of the theatrical world, took place on Sunday evening in New York with newcomers Hamilton making their mark, winning 11 awards.
- Hillary Clinton called Monday for more bipartisanship in the effort to track potential terrorists online and for closing a loophole allowing individuals on a federal terrorism watch list from purchasing assault weapons, in her first televised remarks following the Orlando night club shootings that left 49 dead.
Pope Francis and church news:
- In a statement released by the Holy See Press Office, Pope Francis said he is shaken and saddened by the ‘homicidal folly and senseless hatred’ that occurred at the nightclub in Orlando Sunday morning.
- At a United Nations World Food Program event, Pope Francis lashed out at the "brazen" freedom with which weapons circulate in the world when compared with numerous obstacles to distributing aid.
- Following Saturday night's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando that killed 50 people, Catholic leaders from around the U.S. are offering prayers for the victims and their families.
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