In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Pope Francis commenting on the death of a bishop, Trump walking back on his ISIS comments, and Clinton stressing her opposition to the TPP.
"We should not accept in silence the benefactions of God, but return thanks for them." (St. Basil)
Today's Gospel: “Whoever can accept this ought to accept it.” (Matthew 19:12)
In the News:
- Donald Trump on Friday attempted to walk back the widely criticized false claim he repeatedly made over the last two days that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were "co-founders" of ISIS -- saying he was being sarcastic.
- American swimmer Simone Manuel spoke out about the United States’ police brutality controversy after claiming a historic gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle at the Rio Olympics on Thursday night.
- Hillary Clinton sought to boost her populist appeal against Donald Trump with her fiercest rejection yet of a Pacific trade pact she once lauded and an attack on Mr. Trump’s economic proposals as a crony giveaway.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis sent a special message expressing his condolences for the death of Bishop Edward Kevin Daly on Thursday, recalling his generous ministry in the service of peace and justice.
- Another planned black mass and an additional satanic ritual in Oklahoma City is timed to mock a Marian feast and desecrate an image of the Virgin Mary. In reaction, the local Catholic archbishop and Christians from all backgrounds will join in prayer.
- A Vatican bishop spoke out last week stressing that while few Muslims are terrorists, there are passages in the Quran advocating violence that can’t be ignored, and must be clarified from within the Muslim community.
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