In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a bipartisan sentencing reform bill introduces by President Obama, LGBT Catholics urging Pope Francis to meet with them when he visits the United States, and Boy Scouts of America's end to its ban on openly gay scout leaders and reactions from religious institutions.


"We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace." (Pope Francis)

Today's Gospel: "Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears ought to hear.” (Matthew 13:43)

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