In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Republican plans for 2015, the Pope nominates new Cardinals, and the president of Afghanistan appeals to the United States and its international coalition.
“Occupy your minds with good thoughts, or the enemy will fill them with bad ones. Unoccupied, they cannot be.” (Saint Thomas More)
Today's Reading: "And now, kings, give heed; take warning, judges on earth." (Psalms 2:10)
In the News:
- In taking control of Congress on Tuesday, Republicans say they will quickly advance energy and health care legislation that previously stalled in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
- Nearly two years after a pair of bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the trial of one of the accused bombers began Monday morning with jury selection.
- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that the United States might want to "re-examine" the timetable for removing the remaining U.S.-led coalition troops in the country by the end of 2016.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis nominated 15 new members to the College of Cardinals on Sunday, with the majority hailing from small, developing countries such as Cape Verde, Myanmar and Tonga.
- Catholic Bishop Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk of Kharkiv-Zaporizha says the situation in Eastern Ukraine is dramatic with death and hunger in the war zone near Russia.
- Former Catholic Herald editor Desmond Fisher, who covered the Second Vatican Council during his tenure, has died at the age of 94.
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