In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the president calling for an end to the sequestration, Hillary Clinton pushing back her 2016 presidential announcement, and the pope warns against elites who try and privatize the faith.
"The privatization of salvation is the wrong path." (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: "The measure with which you measure will be measured out to you," (Mark 4:24)
In the News:
- President Obama will call for an end to the automatic series of budget cuts known as sequestration when he proposes a new budget next week.
- Hillary Clinton, expecting no major challenge for the Democratic nomination, is strongly considering delaying the formal launch of her presidential campaign until July, three months later than originally planned.
- The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been officially declared an "accident" and the search for survivors has been called off, authorities said Thursday.
Pope Francis and church news:
- In his daily meditations, Pope Francis warns against elites that try and privatize the Catholic faith.
- Catholics must be “merciful teachers” in eliciting the best from everyone around them, said a prominent Dominican preacher on the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas.
- Effectively exiled from his friary in Mosul by the Islamic State last year, Fr. Najeeb Michaeel, O.P. is working to preserve Christian manuscripts through digitization, recording a memory of Iraq's Christian past.
CACG would like to equip lay Catholics with the resources necessary to promote the common good in their communities. That's why we have the Catholic daily roundup. You can sign up for this short and digestible daily e-mail here.
We always appreciate your support to continue our work into 2015. Please invest in us today.