In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include closing Guantanamo Bay, a possible cease fire in Syria, and a Fox News host comments on the Trump/Pope Francis feud.
"Always think of yourself as everyone’s servant; look for Christ Our Lord in everyone and you will then have respect and reverence for them all." (St. Teresa of Avila)
Today's Gospel: "They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move them. " (Matthew 23:4)
In the News:
- Keeping the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay open is "contrary to our values," President Obama said Tuesday, as he released a plan that examined 13 potential sites for transferring the suspected terrorists but did not propose any specific location.
- The Syrian government and the main umbrella organization for Syrian opposition and rebel groups announced Tuesday their conditional acceptance of a partial cease-fire proposed by the United States and Russia.
- Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is wading into Apple's encryption battle with federal authorities, offering a different take than many of his Silicon Valley counterparts.
Pope Francis and church news:
- On “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday, host Bill O’Reilly declared himself capable of “persuading” Pope Francis that Donald Trump is literally on the side of Jesus and the angels when it comes to building a wall between the United States and Mexico.
- Pope Francis on Tuesday morning described Christianity as a religion that by its very nature must act for good, not a “religion of saying” made of hypocrisy and vanity.
- San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy is challenging U.S. Catholics to take an active role in combating "the scourge of anti-Islamic prejudice."
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