In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Donald Trump poll numbers falling, flooding in South Carolina, and California passed a law concerning the lives of terminally ill patients.
"To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind." (Pearl S. Buck)
Today's Gospel: "'Up!' he said, 'Go to Nineveh, the great city, and preach to it as I shall tell you.'" (Jonah 3:2)
In the News:
- Donald Trump forcefully rejected the idea Tuesday that he might be considering getting out of the race as his lead in the polls has contracted in recent weeks.
- NATO on Tuesday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes violated the air space of alliance member Turkey at the weekend by mistake and said Russia was sending more ground troops to Syria and building up its naval presence.
- The rain may have stopped, but South Carolina is grappling with a host of new concerns: Dam breaks. Billions of dollars in damage. And rivers that still haven't crested yet.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis’ visit to homeless men and women in Washington, D.C., was “life-changing,” said the head of Catholic Charities in the nation’s capital.
- After months of debate and strong opposition, California governor and Catholic Jerry Brown on Monday signed into a law a bill enabling doctors to prescribe drugs that will end the lives of terminally ill patients.
- The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has urged the Vatican to show greater support for his country, as a senior Vatican diplomat warned the country risked becoming “a kind of Somalia.”
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