In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a breakthrough in the confirmation of Obama's Attorney General nominee, a new study on vaccines and autism, and the resignation of a high ranking American bishop.
“God is more pleased by one work, however small, done secretly, without desire that it be known, than a thousand done with desire that men know of them.” (Saint John of the Cross)
Today's Reading: “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” (John 6:35)
In the News:
- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced negotiators had reached a "bipartisan" deal on the anti-human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch in the coming days.
- Egypt's former president Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters in 2012.
- Yet another scientific study has found no link between autism and the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), according to U.S. research published on Tuesday.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of an American bishop who was found guilty of failing to tell police about a suspected pedophile priest.
- After the state faced widespread backlash over measures critics cast as anti-gay, several Arkansas cities worried about the economic fallout are challenging the new laws by expanding their anti-discrimination protections.
- Turkey's top cleric described comments by Pope Francis that the 1915 mass killing of Armenians was genocide as immoral and said the Vatican should look to its own history before leveling accusations of casting stones.
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