In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a growing migrant crisis in Europe, a Republican presidential candidate discusses whether being gay is a choice, and an increasing number of states debate legislation advocating medically assisted death.Read more
We mourn the death of Cardinal Francis George, OMI, the former archbishop of Chicago. Cardinal George led a life that was fully dedicated to Jesus Christ and the Church. We are confident that Cardinal George, who told us that "if you want to get to heaven, ride on the coattails of the poor" has a place in God's house and will spend eternity resting in the peace of Christ.
In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include an attack by a fellow Democrat on Clinton's same-sex marriage stance, the parents of the youngest Boston Bombing victim discusses use of the death penalty, and the Catholic University student body debates gun safety.Read more
In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the Supreme Court reviewing climate change regulations, TIME highlights the 100 most influential people of 2014, and the archbishop of San Francisco continues to receive blow back from policies related to LGBT rights.Read more
"There can be no progress towards the complete development of individuals without the simultaneous development of all humanity in the spirit of solidarity."
Taxes get a bad rap in the New Testament. Tax collectors were agents of the contentious interplay between the dominant Romans and the Jewish community and a tangible standard of the Roman influence on the Jews. These middlemen claimed more money than was lawful. They were widely reviled enough to become well-characterized in the Gospels as akin to other societal outcasts, much like lepers or prostitutes.Read more