In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the Pope announcing another canonization, a new report warns about man's impact on nature, and arrests were made across Europe in connection with terror plots.
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." (Martin Luther King, Jr)
Today's Reading: "He shepherded them with a pure heart; with skilled hands he guided them." (Psalms 78:72)
In the News:
- Climate change and high rates of extinctions of animals and plants are pushing the Earth into a danger zone for humanity, a scientific report card about mankind's impact on nature said on Thursday.
- Authorities in France, Belgium and Germany arrested more than two dozen people Friday in anti-terror raids across continental Europe.
- CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, who was responsible for implementing much of Obamacare, plans to depart at the end of February, she announced to the agency Friday morning.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis announced that in September, he hopes to canonize Blessed Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan who founded a string of missions across Mexico and California.
- Pope Francis has urged bishops, priests and religious in the Philippines to “combat the causes of the deeply rooted inequality and injustice which mar the Filipino society”.
- Catholics in Malawi are mourning the death of Bishop Joseph Mukasa Zuza of Mzuzu, who died in a car crash on Thursday at the age of 59.
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