In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a new article by CACG's executive director on Lent, a Catholic LGBT rights group visits the Vatican, and Walmart raises wages for thousands of employees.
“It is to those who have the most need of us that we ought to show our love more especially.” (Saint Francis de Sales)
Today's Reading: “What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself?” (Luke 9:25)
In the News:
- President Obama is holding a violent extremism summit at the White House today with key congressional and cabinet officials. The summit will highlight ways to prevent domestic and international terrorism.
- Denmark's government pledged 970 million kroner ($130 million) to strengthen anti-terrorism measures, after two people were killed and five wounded in shootings at a free speech event and a synagogue in Copenhagen over the weekend.
- Half a million Walmart employees are getting raises above the federal minimum wage by spring, the company announced Thursday.
Pope Francis and church news:
- In a new TIME article, CACG executive director, Christopher Hale, discusses Pope Francis' guide to Lent.
- Liberty and equality are not enough for the well-being of a nation, there must also be a strong sense of brotherhood that is first developed and nurtured in the family, Pope Francis said.
- A prominent American Catholic gay rights group was given VIP treatment for the first time at an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday, a move members saw as a sign of change in the Roman Catholic Church.
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