In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a crippling winter storm heads for the east coast, the Holy See comments on civilian deaths from warfare, and the pope plans on meeting with the CEO of Apple.
"Hate is a lie, there is no truth in hate." (Kathleen Norris)
Today's Gospel: “He appointed Twelve, whom he also named Apostles, that they might be with him and he might send them forth to preach and to have authority to drive out demons” (Mark 3:14-15)
In the News:
- With forecasters warning of a ‘‘potentially crippling winter storm’’ that could dump two feet or more of snow on the mid-Atlantic region beginning Friday afternoon, millions of people along the East Coast are bracing for a weekend of travel disruptions and possible power losses.
- On Thursday, a federal judge ruled that comments made by Bill Cosby, his wife, and his attorney detailed in the suit are constitutionally protected opinions and could not be proven to be defamatory.
- Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who, with three other Americans, was freed from prison in Iran last week, left an American military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, headed for the United States.
Pope Francis and church news:
- The Holy See’s representative to the United Nations has said that the entire international community is implicated “in one way or another” in the rise of civilian deaths in modern warfare.
- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and World Meeting of Families have announced that they have a unique way to raise money for local charities this year: auction off the car that Pope Francis used during his historic first trip to the United States.
- A peek at the schedule of Pope Francis has revealed that the head of the Catholic Church met with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Friday, though what the two discussed remains a mystery.
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