In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include controversy over Planned Parenthood at Georgetown, Volkswagen fixes their diesel cars, and the classification of Christian genocide is debated in Britain.
“The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: "I am the way and the truth and the life." (John 14:6)
In the News:
- An autopsy is scheduled to be performed Friday on the body of seven-time Grammy winner Prince, who was found dead Thursday in the elevator of his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minn.
- Volkswagen agreed on Thursday to fix or buy back nearly 500,000 diesel cars in the United States that are equipped with illegal emissions software.
- Uber has settled two major class action suits in which its drivers challenged their classification as independent contractors as an unfair denial of benefits associated with being employees.
Pope Francis and church news:
- As the British government considers measures to name the Islamic State’s persecution of Christians and other religious minorities as genocide, Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has urged the British Parliament to “stand with other governments and international bodies.”
- In a continuing effort to protect children, the Catholic Church's focus is now turning to religious orders of men and women.
- The debate that began when students learned that Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards would speak at the nation's oldest Catholic university continued when she received a standing ovation at Georgetown's Lohrfink Auditorium.
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