In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include conflict between Senator Sanders and the DNC, the growing refugee crisis worldwide, and the pope sets the stage for the sainthood of Mother Teresa.
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” (Mother Teresa)
Today's Gospel: “She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)
In the News:
- The Democratic National Committee has suspended Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign's access to the DNC voter database after the campaign allegedly took advantage of a software error to access Hillary Clinton's confidential voter information.
- The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide is likely to have "far surpassed" a record 60 million this year, mainly driven by the Syrian war and other protracted conflicts, the United Nations said on Friday.
Martin Shkreli, a boastful pharmaceutical executive who came under withering criticism for price gouging vital drugs, denied securities fraud charges on Thursday following an early morning arrest, and was freed on a $5 million bond.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has recognized a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa, paving her way to sainthood.
- A chorus burst of 'Happy Birthday' and the smell of birthday cake filled the Vatican yesterday as a crowd of young people from the Italian lay movement 'Azione Cattolica' gathered to festively wish Pope Francis a happy birthday as he turned 79 years old.
A former Salvadoran Defense Minister linked to the 1980 slayings of Archbishop Oscar Romero and four U.S. churchwomen has lost a years-long battle to remain in the United States, sources connected to the case told NCR.
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