In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a call by the pope to discover the gifts women can provide society, a CEO gives employees a major pay bump, and Chris Christie says he can beat Hillary Clinton.
“We have not yet understood in depth what things the feminine genius can give us, that woman can give to society and also to us." (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: "whoever lives the truth comes to the light," (John 3:21)
In the News:
- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.
- Employees at a Seattle company are still trying to wrap their minds around the news their boss just delivered. Some of them are getting a raise, a huge one. The CEO is giving up his nearly 1 million dollar salary to give all employees making $35,000 a raise to $70,000.
- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that if he runs for president he will defeat Hillary Clinton, particularly by winning votes in several blue states that Mitt Romney couldn’t capture in his 2012 loss to President Barack Obama.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis believes “more weight and more authority must be given to women,” both in the Church and in society, he said Wednesday.
- In a new blog post, Matthew Gritzmacher writes about why Catholics should take pride in paying taxes. CACG is proud to pay our taxes. Join the conversation on twitter with @NETWORKLobby and tell us why you’re proud to pay taxes by tweeting #TaxPayerPride.
- In a new article, Robert David Sullivan of America Magazine discusses why the working poor shouldn't be blamed for their low wages.
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