In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the U.S. economy growing slower than expected, a majority of Americans desire future presidents to take action on climate change, and the Vatican reaches out to the homeless.
"A Christian has these two parameters, memory and hope. We must evoke our memory so as not to lose the beautiful experience of that first love which feeds our hope." (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: "He will make justice dawn for you like the light." (Psalms 37:6)
In the News:
- The economy grew more slowly than expected in the fourth quarter as government spending fell sharply and business investment pulled back.
- In a nationwide poll, two-thirds of all those surveyed and 48 percent of Republicans said they would be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who supports fighting climate change.
- Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering another run for president, Mitt Romney plans to update supporters Friday about his plans for the 2016 campaign.
Pope Francis and church news:
- As a sign of “synodality” with local Churches, Pope Francis has decided that new metropolitan archbishops will officially be imposed with the pallium in their home diocese, rather than the Vatican.
- The Vatican’s continued efforts to help the homeless of Rome have expanded beyond showers and bathrooms at St. Peter’s Square, with a barber shop set to open soon.
- A national gathering of hundreds of priests in Ghana have resolved to become more involved with their parishioners through marriage preparation, family counseling, and educational youth formation.
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