In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania pressuring lawmakers on a sex abuse bill, members of the State department protesting U.S. policy in Syria, and Sanders vowing to work with Clinton.
“Climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation." (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” (Matthew 6:21)
In the News:
- More than 50 State Department officials signed an internal memo protesting U.S. policy in Syria, calling for targeted U.S. military strikes against the regime of Bashar al-Assad and urging regime change as the only way to defeat ISIS.
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday vowed to work with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump, but he didn't end his presidential bid or endorse the presumptive Democratic nominee.
- Orlando shooter Omar Mateen exchanged text messages with his wife at the height of the Pulse nightclub rampage, trying to draw her attention to news of the carnage, according to media reports.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis said Thursday that the great majority of sacramental marriages today are not valid, because couples do not enter into them with a proper understanding of permanence and commitment.
- The Catholic church in Pennsylvania has been accused of employing “mafia-like” tactics in a campaign to put pressure on individual Catholic lawmakers who support state legislation that would give victims of sexual abuse more time to sue their abusers.
- Like Moses before the burning bush, those talking about the real-life situations of families must take off their sandals because they are standing on holy ground, Pope Francis said.
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