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In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include spying discovered during Iranian nuclear talks, Catholic German bishops and a cardinal disagree on church policy, and a Catholic teacher is not rehired after private comments made on social media.

"The Pope loves everyone, rich and poor alike, but he is obliged in the name of Christ to remind all that the rich must help, respect and promote the poor." (Pope Francis)

Today's Reading: "The one who sent me is with me." (John 8:29)

In the News:

  • A commercial jet with 150 passengers and crew crashed Tuesday in the French Alps en route from Barcelona to the German city of Dusseldorf, authorities said.
  • Negotiations with Iran to curtail its nuclear program were just getting underway when senior White House officials learned Israeli spies were eavesdropping on the closed-door talks as part of an effort by Israel President Benjamin Netanyahu to build opposition to any deal.
  • More than half a million Americans will develop Alzheimer's disease this year, but as many as half will never be told their diagnosis, according to a new report.

Pope Francis and church news:

  • The church is transforming itself with Pope Francis leading the way by placing new emphasis on familiar tenets of the faith, according to one of his "classmates" from the February 2001 consistory of the College of Cardinals.
  • A German cardinal has publicly opposed the words of two other German bishops who have suggested that the nation’s Church can form its own policies without direction from Rome.
  • A Catholic school has decided not to rehire a theology teacher who rejected the argument in favor of gay “marriage” on her private Facebook page.

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