In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Pope Francis meeting with a transgender man at the Vatican, a Republican Governor criticizes fellow Republicans about Common Core, and a major winter storm heads for the northeast.
"Love for others, and in the first place love for the poor, in whom the Church sees Christ himself, is made concrete in the promotion of justice." (Pope John Paul II)
Today's Reading: "Tell his glory among the nations; among all peoples, his wondrous deeds." (Psalms 96:3)
In the News:
- Widespread power outages and major air traffic disruptions were feared throughout the Northeast on Monday as a massive winter storm could bring more than 2 feet of snow and near-hurricane force winds to the region.
- Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Sunday criticized Republicans who have attacked Common Core education standards and said that their opposition has more to do with politics than substance.
- Left-wing Greek election winner Syriza gained key support from an anti-bailout party Monday, allowing it to form a new government.
Pope Francis and church news:
- A transgender man from Spain had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday.
- During the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis said rather than “theoretical discussions,” what truly unites Christians is encounter, and a willingness to “challenge one another,”
- Pope Francis stressed the need for dialogue between different faiths, saying that it is essential in preventing violence and promoting peace.
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