In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a bump in the polls for Clinton, Canada elects a new government, and the pope comments on wealth and the family.
“Extend support to all families, no matter their circumstances, recognizing that we are all relatives, journeying through life under the careful watch of a loving God.” (Archbishop Blase Cupich)
Today's Gospel: “Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.” (Luke 12:37)
In the News:
- Aided by her performance in the first Democratic debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton has regained much of the ground she lost during a summer of controversy and holds a dominating lead nationally over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the contest for her party’s presidential nomination.
- Justin Trudeau swept to a stunning victory in Canada's federal elections Monday, coming from a position of relative outsider just a few months ago.
- Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympics athlete runner jailed for the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was released from prison on Tuesday in South Africa.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Jesus does not condemn wealth, but the attachment to wealth that divides families and causes wars: this was the focus of Pope Francis’ remarks to the faithful at Mass on Monday morning in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta.
- In a wide-ranging interview, Australia's leading prelate, Cardinal Pell, affirmed his alliance with Pope Francis, and also stressed that, in a universal church, doctrine does not change from one country to the next.
Weary faces, fussy babies, little boys teasing little girls to the point of tears and repeated uses of the Arabic word, "inshallah" (God willing) reflect the uncertainty faced by refugees trying to reach northern Europe.
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