In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include riots erupting in North Carolina after a black man was shot and killed, evidence emerging that Russia bombed an aid convoy, and the pope condemns the murder of two priests.
"Dialogue is born when I am capable of recognizing others as a gift of God and accept they have something to tell me." (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” (Matthew 9:13)
In the News:
- Police in Charlotte, N.C., shot and killed a black man they said was armed outside an apartment complex Tuesday, setting off violent protests that continued late into the night and left about two dozen people injured.
- The United States has reached the preliminary conclusion that Russian warplanes bombed an aid convoy and warehouse belonging to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.
- Fox News says Sean Hannity won’t be appearing in any more campaign videos for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis presided over the closing ceremony of the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi on Tuesday afternoon.
- After hearing of the murder of two priests in Mexico, Pope Francis sent a telegram to the country’s bishops condemning the violent act, offering his prayers as a sign of closeness to the community and their families affected.
- Nearly 50 years after the “prophetic” papal document Humanae Vitae, the Catholic Church’s longstanding teaching against contraception continues to promote the human good, said a group of Catholic thinkers on Tuesday.
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