In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the Senate voting on gun control measures, the growing refugee crisis, and the U.S. Attorney General plans to visit Orlando.
“The Church hears the suffering cry of all who are uprooted from their own land, of families forcefully separated, of those who, in the rapid changes of our day, are unable to find a stable home anywhere." (Pope John Paul II)
Today's Gospel: “Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.” (Matthew 7:12)
In the News:
- The White House on Tuesday blasted the Senate's "cowardice" for rejecting four separate gun control measures.
- Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting Orlando today, 10 days after the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history took place at Pulse, a gay nightclub.
- Donald Trump Jr. said today "things had to change" in his father's campaign before the general election, explaining Monday’s firing of Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Pope Francis and church news:
- As the global refugee crisis is at its worst since World War II, Catholics cannot be indifferent to the plight of their brothers and sisters, an official with Catholic Relief Services asserts.
- As the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church opened with only 10 of the 14 Orthodox churches represented, Pope Francis offered his prayers.
- Before judging others we should look at ourselves in the mirror, Pope Francis said in his homily during Mass at Casa Santa Marta on Monday.
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