In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include trouble within the Trump campaign, a new article by CACG's Chris Hale on Pope Francis and 'Radical Islam', and the plight of Christians in the Middle East.
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” (Saint Augustine)
Today's Gospel: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16)
In the News:
- Donald Trump has summoned a tornado of negative stories that threaten to rip his campaign from its foundation if he doesn't stop, supporters inside and outside Trump's orbit are warning.
- Thirty-three U.S. service members have contracted the Zika virus, including one pregnant woman, military officials said Wednesday.
- As the Olympic torch made its way into Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, protests continued to follow the procession, causing organizers to alter their route into the city that will host the 2016 Summer Games.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Cardinal Marc Ouellet, whose writings were once strongly identified with resistance to any change to the ban on Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, has given a ringing endorsement to "Amoris Laetitia," the apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis that sums up two synods on the family.
- In a new article for TIME, CACG's executive director, Christopher Hale, writes about how Pope Francis rejects Donald Trump's notions of 'Radical Islam.'
- Religious freedom is for non-Muslims in the Middle East, too, a Syrian Catholic leader said in a strong warning about the future of the region’s Christians and about the “Machiavellian” nature of Western foreign policy.
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