In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include new updates on Ferguson, the pope's visit to Philadelphia, and the president addresses the death of hostages.
“To love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person and face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me.” (John 6:45)
In the News:
- Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they plan to file a civil lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson.
- President Obama expressed "grief and condolences" Thursday for a drone strike against suspected terrorists that accidentally killed two hostages.
- Chinese scientists have successfully edited the genes of human embryos for the first time, confirming rumors that secret genetic experiments had been happening in the country and prompting fears that the discovery could lead to a new kind of eugenics.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Due to the pope's visit to Philadelphia in September, the Philadelphia Eagles will have to adjust their schedule for the 2015 season.
- Rabbi Elio Toaff, the first rabbi to welcome a Pope to a Roman synagogue, died Sunday at the age of 99. Pope Francis remembered him with gratitude, praising him as “a man of peace and dialogue.”
- Street artists from 10 countries around the globe gathered in Rome and put their talents to use in creating an outdoor art exhibit designed to place beauty at the center of an impoverished neighborhood.
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