In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Congress moving closer to a DHS funding deal, the archbishop of San Francisco backs down from imposing strict guidelines for teachers, and the trial of former Marine and and Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh is concluded.  

“If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.” (Saint Augustine of Hippo)

Today's Reading: “A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me.” (Psalms 51:3)

In the News:

  • The Senate moved closer Tuesday to a deal to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, but the proposal faced an uncertain future in the House, where Republican leaders conspicuously refused to embrace it.
  • Eddie Ray Routh, the former Marine and Iraq War vet struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, was found guilty of capital murder Tuesday night in the shooting deaths of American Sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.
  • Rahm Emanuel was dealt a tough political blow on Tuesday, after he was forced into a runoff election to hold onto his seat as mayor of the Windy City.

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