In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the pope discussing sports, new emails surfacing from the State Department on Hillary Clinton, and an agreement between Turkey and Europe on refugees and migrants may collapse.
"We must not be so concerned with the unborn that we fail to pay attention to the born." (Tony Campolo)
Today's Gospel: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.” (Matthew 23:15)
In the News:
- Hillary Clinton’s week got off to a rough start on Monday with the release of a trove of State Department emails and a development in a court case that makes it likely questions about her use of a private email server will follow her to the campaign’s final days.
- The landmark agreement that halted a torrent of migrants flowing from Turkey into Europe is nearing collapse in the wake of the failed Turkish coup and the subsequent nationwide crackdown.
- An American service member was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan, the first combat casualty there since January, the military announced.
Pope Francis and church news:
- While Pope Francis has often spoken about sports as a means of fellowship and fraternity, the message has a special resonance in his August prayer intention, which coincided with the Rio Summer Olympics.
- On Monday Pope Francis appointed U.S. Archbishop Michael W. Banach as Apostolic Nuncio to Guinea Bissau, meaning the pope’s ambassador to that nation, marking the latest in a string of American nuncio appointments so far this year.
- On Tuesday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named Martin D. Holley, currently Auxiliary Bishop of Washington D.C. and an advocate of minority issues, as the new Bishop of Memphis, Tenn.
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