In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the death of Mario Cuomo, a same-sex marriage ruling in Florida, and a call for unity from the Pope in fighting slavery and human trafficking.
“Joy is a net of love by which we catch souls.” (Mother Teresa)
Today's Reading: "Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead!" (I Peter 1:6)
In the News:
- Mario Cuomo, ex-New York Governor and liberal beacon, died yesterday at 82.
- In Iraq’s western Anbar province, more than 300 U.S. troops are posted at a base in the thick of a pitched battle between Iraqi forces, backed by tribal fighters, and well-armed Islamic State militants.
- A federal district court judge in Florida set the stage Thursday for same-sex marriages to take place across the Sunshine State on Jan. 6.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has urged people of all religions and cultures to unite to fight modern slavery and human trafficking, saying in his first mass of 2015 that everyone has a God-given right to be free.
- A survey shows young Filipino Catholics want the Catholic Church to stay out of political issues.
- Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp, Belgium, has called for ecclesiastical recognition of gay relationships, according to an interview published in De Morgen, a Belgian newspaper, on Dec. 27.
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