In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Harper Lee announcing a new novel, a top GOP leader in the senate weighs in on vaccinations, and the pope calls for peace in Ukraine.
"Jesus always thinks of the little things." (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: "A prophet is not without honor except in his native place
and among his own kin and in his own house." (Mark 6:4)
In the News:
- Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird", has revealed that she wrote a sequel to the novel and plans to publish it.
- At least 25 people died and 15 survived a spectacular crash caught on video of a TransAsia Airways flight that clipped its wing on a bridge after takeoff from the Taiwanese capital Taipei and crashed into a nearby river.
- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday voiced support for vaccinations and spoke about the issue in personal terms.
Pope Francis and church news:
- As the number of deaths in Ukraine continue to rise amid escalating violence, Pope Francis has called the war “a scandal,” and urged the international community to “make every effort” for peace.
- Christian churches in Jordan condemned the Islamic State militants' killing of First Lt. Muath al-Kasasbeh, a Jordanian pilot who had been held in captivity by the jihadist group.
- In the north-easternmost reaches of India, the Diocese of Miao is celebrating the bicentennial of St. John Bosco's birth by continuing his legacy of educating impoverished youth and preparing them for leadership.
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