In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the Supreme Court reviewing climate change regulations, TIME highlights the 100 most influential people of 2014, and the archbishop of San Francisco continues to receive blow back from policies related to LGBT rights.
"Life is a precious gift, but we realize this only when we give it to others." (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life," (John 3:36)
In the News:
- President Obama’s most far-reaching regulation to slow climate change will have its first day in court on Thursday, the beginning of what is expected to be a multiyear legal battle over the policy that Mr. Obama hopes to leave as his signature environmental achievement.
- Protests by tens of thousands of low-wage workers, students and activists in more than 200 American cities on Wednesday was the most striking effort to date in a two-and-a-half-year-old labor-backed movement that is testing the ability of unions to succeed in an economy populated by easily replaceable service sector workers.
- Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. showed up for jury duty in Rockville like other civic-minded citizens and was being considered for a civil trial in a case involving a car crash.
Pope Francis and church news:
- In a TIME article highlighting the 100 most influential people of 2014, Desmond Tutu writes about the impact of Pope Francis.
- More than 100 prominent Roman Catholic donors and church members signed a full-page ad running Thursday in The Chronicle that calls on Pope Francis to replace San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for fostering “an atmosphere of division and intolerance.”
- In a joint report marking the conclusion of a multi-year mandate for reform, members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious have agreed to corrections called for by the Vatican, and said they will continue on the path of dialogue.
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