POPE // On his flight back to Rome, Pope Francis defended his decision not to name Islam when condemning the brutal jihadist murder of a Catholic priest in France. “If I have to talk about Islamic violence I have to talk about Christian violence. Every day in the newspapers I see violence in Italy, someone kills his girlfriend, another kills his mother-in-law, and these are baptized Catholics.” http://cvote.it/2arOVCk
POPE // Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference from Poland. http://cvote.it/2arWmt7
2016 // Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence issued a statement saying that both he and Trump considered a Muslim American soldier who died fighting for the US during the Iraq War “an American hero.” http://cvote.it/2arTkW2
2016 // With so many large states solidly in the blue column, it looks exceedingly difficult for Trump to beat Clinton without winning in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. http://cvote.it/2arVmoZ
2016 // Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson reaffirms his support for legal abortion and calls religious liberty a “black hole.” http://cvote.it/2arRmVD
ON THIS DAY // 1961 – Six Flags amusement park opens in Texas. http://cvote.it/2arLICP
SAINT OF THE DAY // Saint Alphonsus Liguori – http://cvote.it/Daily-Saint
DAILY READINGS // Today’s readings – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings
AWESOME // Two million young people attend finale of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.
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