In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a terrorist attack in Paris, a time capsule from the 18th century is opened, and the Pope praises the role of mothers.
“It is always the time of hope, confidence and love. Everything passes; love remains. We will not be disappointed.” (Cardinal Carlo Maria Martin)
Today's Reading: "He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor;
the lives of the poor he shall save." (Psalms 72:13)
In the News:
- Masked gunmen with automatic weapons opened fire in the offices of a French satirical newspaper on Wednesday in Paris, killing 12 people and then escaping in a car.
- The nation's oldest known time capsule, buried 220 years ago by revolutionary heroes Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, was opened in Boston on Tuesday for the first time since the mid-19th century.
- Wall Street suffered more losses Tuesday as stocks fell for the fifth straight day, in the worst start to a year since 2008.
Pope Francis and church news:
- During his general audience Pope Francis lamented how mothers are often under-appreciated in their family role, saying they are key players in fighting against an individualistic, self-centered society.
- A Catholic Deacon wrote an inspiring letter to parents of a transgender child with three words of advice: Love your children.
- Nearly five years after one of the most devastating earthquakes ever to rock the Western Hemisphere, more than 85,000 people still live in dozens of tent camps across Haiti’s expansive earthquake zone.
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