In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a ruling on religious rights for prisoners, Pope Francis talks about parenthood and children, and a new study finds humans are causing unprecedented damage to oceans.
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Today's Reading: "His praise endures forever." (Psalms 111:10)
In the News:
- The Supreme Court came down decisively on the side of a Muslim prisoner whose beard had been deemed potentially dangerous by prison authorities.
- A Muslim immigrant was set to be granted fast-track French citizenship on Tuesday after he hid several Jewish shoppers in a kosher supermarket during a deadly terrorist siege.
- A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis stressed that, despite church doctrine against contraception, Catholics fail to practice "responsible parenthood" when they have too many children.
- Pope Francis has revealed that he hopes to make extensive voyages to Africa and Latin America in the next two years.
- The Supreme Court of the United States will not hear a petition by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge regarding a civil lawsuit the diocese says threatens the confidentiality of the confession, according to the SCOTUS blog.
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