In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Trump and the Governor of New York sparring, the pope adds another first to his papacy and sends a message to working youth in Europe.
“The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity.” (Sargent Shriver)
Today's Gospel: “Neither shall I tell you by what authority I do these things.” (Matthew 21:27)
In the News:
- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that Donald Trump has become a "recruitment poster" for ISIS with his comments alienating Muslims across the globe.
- Chancellor Angela Merkel laid to rest any questions about her authority over her conservative base with a sweeping defense of Berlin’s refugee strategy that was received with thunderous applause and standing ovations by her party faithful at their annual congress.
- With no clear-cut victor emerging from France's regional elections, parties from across the political spectrum now begin unofficial campaigning and jockeying for supremacy before the 2017 presidential race.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Adding to several firsts since his papacy began in 2013, Pope Francis took his first selfie on Instagram Monday morning.
- During the Progetto Policoro, a program started twenty years ago to help unemployed young people of southern Italy to develop skills, find work, and most importantly, nurture a healthy sense of dignity and self-worth, Pope Francis stressed the need for young people to discover dignity in their work.
- On Gaudete Sunday Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of Rome’s basilica of St. John Lateran, telling attendees that the joy of Jesus’ birth overcomes the sadness caused by hatred and violence.
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