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In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include U.S. District Judge David Bunning's delay of his own decision to deny Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' request to delay his ruling ordering her to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples and St. Joseph Sister Janet Mock's pointed public remarks on the Vatican's now concluded Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) doctrinal assessment and mandate.

"Love ought to manifest itself in deeds rather than in words." (Saint Ignatius of Loyola)

Today's Gospel: “For men this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)

In the News:

  • Donald Trump has won his party's trust on top issues more than any other Republican presidential candidate, and now stands as the clear leader in the race for the GOP nomination, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. The survey finds Trump with the support of 24% of Republican registered voters. His nearest competitor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, stands 11 points behind at 13%.
  • U.S. District Judge David Bunning denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' request to delay his ruling from last week ordering her to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. That ruling followed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in June legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. But Bunning then delayed his own decision, effectively granting Davis' request while also denying it.

Pope Francis and church news:

  • As asylum-seekers traverse the France-to-England Channel Tunnel and land on Greek beaches, and Berlin announces a plan for moving refugees into container-based housing, many anticipate Pope Francis' focus on migration when he arrives in the U.S. in September. In the U.S., with the 2016 Presidential campaign debates underway, domestic immigration controversies pop up regularly.
  • In the penultimate address at this year’s Leadership Conference of Women Religious national assembly, former LCWR executive director St. Joseph Sr. Janet Mock made some of her most pointed public remarks on the Vatican’s now-concluded LCWR doctrinal assessment and mandate.
  • From 1982 until 2011, the United States experienced a deadly public mass shooting about every 200 days, Harvard research shows. In the following three-year period, the average escalated to every 64 days. Such findings caught the attention of Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of more than 50 national faith groups and organizations that supports a "common-sense agenda" to obstruct violence from firearms.

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