In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include protests spreading to cities across the nation in relation to the death of Freddie Gray, an ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to plead guilty in a case related to the George Washington lane closing scandal, and the Supreme Court debate over same-sex marriage heats up.
"The Christian identity is that of service, not selfishness.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
In the News:
- A former Port Authority official and ally of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is expected to plead guilty to charges stemming from the 16-month federal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closings scandal.
- Frustrated by what they consider an unsatisfying trickle of answers, those angry over the death of Freddie Gray plan protests from coast to coast Friday.
- President Obama has picked the University of Chicago to host his future presidential library.
Pope Francis and church news:
- U.N. leader Ban Ki-moon and some climate scientists are banking on Pope Francis to be a unifying moral force to get the world onboard in the fight against global warming.
- If the Supreme Court rules that same-sex “marriage” is a constitutional right, one justice has said that the government could force clergy of all denominations to perform gay “weddings” or lose the ability to officiate any state-sanctioned marriage.
- Working for Christian unity is not an option but an obligation, Pope Francis told members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) at an audience on April 30.
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