In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a major health insurance provider is hacked, a prominent news anchor comes under fire, and the pope sends a personal letter to teens in Arizona.
"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy." (St. Francis of Assisi)
Today's Reading: "As we had heard, so have we seen." (Psalms 48:9)
In the News:
- Millions of Anthem health insurance customers may have had their personal information hacked and stolen.
- NBC News anchor Brian Williams is coming under fire for a "mistake" he made about coming under real fire in 2003 during the invasion in Iraq.
- An influential group of Republican lawmakers are offering a proposal that they see as a replacement to the president's health-care law.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has sent a letter to religious superiors and presidents of episcopal conferences, asking for their full cooperation in ending the sexual abuse of minors, and making the Church a safe haven.
- Saying their letters had touched his heart, Pope Francis wrote a personal response encouraging teens in southern Arizona in their work aiding migrants.
- The Archdiocese of San Francisco is strengthening language in its faculty contract and handbook that requires high school educators to uphold Catholic teachings in their professional and public lives.
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