In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Trump criticizing the parents of a fallen soldier, Muslims and Catholics at mass together, and the Pope commenting on violence.
"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." (Pope John Paul II)
Today's Gospel: “Bring them here to me,” (Matthew 14:18)
In the News:
- Donald Trump's criticism about the Muslim parents of a slain American soldier has generated -- once again -- a backlash within his own party.
- The 50th anniversary of Charles Whitman’s rampage falls on the day students can legally carry concealed weapons in University of Texas classes.
- Hillary Clinton has received a bump in support after the Democratic convention and has now pulled ahead of Donald Trump.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Muslims gathered for Catholic Mass on Sunday in churches and cathedrals across France in a powerful display of unity following the killing of an elderly priest.
- Speaking to journalists aboard his return flight from Kraków, Poland, on Sunday, Pope Francis said that violence exists in all religions, including Catholicism, and it cannot be pinned to one single religion.
- Pope Francis says he will not address sexual abuse allegations against the Vatican’s finance minister, Cardinal George Pell, until Australian judicial authorities complete their investigation.
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