In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the Pope creating a commission on female deacons, new polls showing one of the parties unifying, and the Vice President officiates a wedding.
“Ever since the days of Adam, man has been hiding from God and saying, ‘God is hard to find.’” (Venerable Fulton J. Sheen)
Today's Gospel: “Let them alone; they are blind guides. If a blind person leads a blind person, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)
In the News:
- Democrat Hillary Clinton soared to her best fundraising month of the election in July, raising nearly $90 million for her campaign and the Democratic Party as she formally accepted her party's presidential nomination, her campaign announced Tuesday.
- The Democratic convention achieved one of its biggest goals as according to a new CNN poll 91% of Bernie Sanders supporters are now backing Hillary Clinton.
- Vice President Biden on Monday officiated a wedding for a same-sex couple, marrying two White House staffers at his residence in Washington.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has established a commission to study whether woman should be allowed to become deacons — one rank below a priest — in the Catholic Church, Vatican officials said Tuesday.
- Aware of the risk of being called naive or being accused of spouting platitudes, Pope Francis called on young people to model for adults the paths of mercy and respect, and then demonstrated what he meant.
- The body of a Kansas seminarian who drowned after rescuing a woman in the Arkansas River has been found.
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