In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the ACLU and Catholic hospitals spar, the impeachment process of Brazil's president, and the Vice President comments on running for president.
"We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves." (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Today's Gospel: “Your word is truth." (John 17:17)
In the News:
- Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview that aired Wednesday he would have been the "best president" had he run for the highest office in the land.
- A car bomb ripped through a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 63 people and wounding dozens in an attack that was swiftly claimed by the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS.)
- Brazil's Senate is poised to vote Wednesday on whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff on charges that she violated budgetary rules.
Pope Francis and church news:
- On Wednesday Pope Francis said the father’s embrace in the Parable of the Prodigal Son is a reminder that we never ought to despair, because nothing and no one can take away our dignity as children of God.
- The American Civil Liberties Union's claims that Catholic hospitals are denying emergency care to pregnant women in the U.S. is not about healthcare – it's about forcing religious groups to perform abortions, critics say.
- A Mexican bishop is seeking answers after recent attacks on Catholic churches and priests, and years of high murder rates.
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