In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the plight of Iraqi Christians, newly released emails from Hillary Clinton, and Trump firing back on Second Amendment comment.
"The Lord has turned all our sunsets into sunrises." (Pope St. Clement)
Today's Gospel: “The Father will honor whoever serves me.” (John 12:26)
In the News:
- Newly released emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state raise questions about the nature of the department's relationship with the Clinton Foundation.
- Satellite photographs taken in late July show China appears to have built reinforced aircraft hangars on its holdings in disputed South China Sea islands, a Washington-based research group said.
- After a wave of criticism broke out Tuesday over Donald Trump's comments calling for "Second Amendment people" to push back against Hillary Clinton's candidacy, the Republican presidential nominee had one response: "Give me a break."
Pope Francis and church news:
- Iraqi Christians appear divided about whether they will be able to return home after Islamic State militants are flushed out of the battle-scarred Ninevah Plains region. They say their safety must be guaranteed at all costs.
- Pope Francis on Wednesday during the General Audience said God is telling everyone to “Rise up,” and that the Holy Door of the Jubilee is the door where the pain of humanity and the compassion of God meet.
- A Catholic charity is launching a campaign to support the studies of 1,000 seminarians around the world in honor of a French priest who was killed by ISIS sympathizers while celebrating Mass two weeks ago.
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