In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a bipartisan group of elected officials in South Carolina calling for the Confederate flag to be removed, bottled water from California may be contaminated with E Coli, and the working document for the fall's Synod is released.
"What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?" (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.” (Matthew 7:12)
In the News:
- A bipartisan group of black and white South Carolina elected officials filed in behind their governor as she called for the removal of a Confederate battle flag from the state Capitol grounds.
- President Obama used the annual White House Iftar dinner Monday to plead for more tolerance toward Muslims.
- A California bottling firm is voluntarily recalling several brands of bottled water out of "an abundance of caution" after one of its sources was contaminated with E. coli.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Sister Nirmala, the nun who succeeded Mother Teresa as the head of a charity in the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta), has died, aged 81.
- The working document for this fall's Synod of Bishops on the family called for expanded discussion and pastoral solutions to challenges such as how economic disparity and environmental degradation affect families as well as the impact of infertility, aging and disability.
- Returning to the land of his ancestors in northern Italy amid an economic downturn that has severely impacted people's lives, Pope Francis exhorted laborers not to blame immigrants for their struggles.
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