In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the resignation of University of Missouri's president, the pope calls on bishops to accept migrants and for more lay people take on leadership roles.
“Our world has a grave social debt towards the poor.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it.” (Luke 17:33)
In the News:
- Presidential candidates are weighing in on the recent resignation of school officials at the University of Missouri, where student protests over racial tensions have rocked the college campus.
- For more than a year, "Jihadi John" has been something of a nightmare for the West. But now the masked public face of ISIS may be gone, possibly the victim of a U.S. drone strike, the Pentagon announced.
- Hillary Clinton maintains a big popularity advantage over Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) among Democrats, but the former secretary of state struggles more with the rest of the electorate, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis is donating to the parish church of Lampedusa a crucifix that President Raul Castro gave him during his visit to Cuba.
- Pope Francis on Thursday told the bishops of Slovakia the Church is called to receive migrants "in a spirit of charity and respect for the human person," while, at the same time, necessarily observing the law.
- Pope Francis has strikingly called for continued development of the role of lay people in the Catholic church, saying they cannot be considered “‘second class’ members” after priests and religious but instead participate in Christ’s priestly role through their own work in the world.
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