In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a new tax plan by Trump, the pope commenting on the terror attack in Pakistan, and the Bloody Sunday priest passing away.
“The Olympic motto ‘Citius, altius, fortius,’ is not an incitement to the supremacy of one nation over another, of one people over another people, nor of the exclusion of the weakest and least protected, but rather represents the challenge posed to all of us, not just athletes: that of making the effort and the sacrifice to reach the important goals in life, accepting one’s own limits without allowing oneself to be obstructed by them, but seeking instead to overcome them.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?” (Matthew 18:1)
In the News:
- Donald Trump sought to get his stumbling campaign back on track Monday, unveiling a tax reform plan aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan's policy agenda.
- Patricia Smith and Charles Woods, the parents of two Americans killed in the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hillary Clinton.
- Republican Sen. Susan Collins announced on Monday that she could not support Donald Trump for president, joining a chorus of Republicans who declined to support the GOP nominee over the last couple of weeks.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis offered his condolences to those affected by the “senseless and brutal” attack against a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, which left dozens dead and over a hundred injured.
- A new poll shows Catholics, by and large, haven't heard endorsements for one presidential candidate over the other while in the pews this presidential election season.
- Former Roman Catholic Bishop Edward Daly, who tended victims of Northern Ireland's Bloody Sunday killings and became a defining image of the massacre, has died aged 82.
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