In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Jeb Bush and same-sex marriage, an increase in Vatican diplomacy, and Greece's Euro crisis.
“There is one and only one possible road to joy: selfless love.” (Peter Kreeft)
Today's Reading: "The mountains shall yield peace for the people, and the hills justice." (Psalms 72:3)
In the News:
- Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.
- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said Sunday he's disappointed by a court's recent decision to allow marriage equality in the state.
- As fears increase that Greece could leave the euro, European officials are taking an increasingly hard line toward Athens, saying they want to keep the nation on the single currency, though not at any cost.
Pope Francis and church news:
- On the heels of a major diplomatic coup in paving the way for restoring US/Cuba relations, Pope Francis’ top diplomat said Tuesday the Vatican is entering a “more proactive” phase of political engagement.
- In a 19-page reflection on the “racial divide” in the United States, Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, who is African-American, said he twice had been the victim of what he considered to be unjust police attitudes.
- Although it’s still not official, the Vatican’s Secretary of State confirmed today that Pope Francis will most likely visit Washington D.C. and New York during his visit to the United States.
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