In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a standoff with an armed militia in Oregon, tensions rise between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and the pope delivers a message for the new year.

“Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could.” (St. Gregory Nazianzen)

Today's Gospel: “Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17)

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Pope Francis and church news:

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