In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include gang violence in Waco, Texas, Catholic students in Minnesota call for dialogue on the LGBTQ issue, and the pope is determined to recognize a new Saint.
"God is always waiting for us, he always understands us, he always forgives us." (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “Now they know that everything you gave me is from you, because the words you gave to me I have given to them." (John 17:8)
In the News:
- Over 170 bikers were arrested, each bond set at $1 million, in the aftermath of the deadly shooting in Waco, Texas this past weekend.
- A federal judge has rejected the State Department's plan to release Hillary Clinton's emails in one large batch, instead insisting they be released slowly over a period of time.
- A federal judge in texas delayed what could have been one of the biggest weeks for immigration rights our country has ever seen by placing a preliminary injunction on the application process for DAPA, a DACA extension that can potentially protect up to 3.7 million undocumented immigrants.
- Michael Wessel, a cleared liaison for two statutory advisory committees and a previous commissioner on the U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission, says Elizabeth Warren is right to be concerned about the TPP "...and particularly how the Obama administration is keeping information secret even from those of us who are supposed to provide advice."
Pope Francis and church news:
- The media frenzy over Pope Francis comments to the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas distracts from the major takeaways of the Vatican officially recognizing the Palestinian state.
- Pope Francis determination on recognizing Oscar Romero as a Saint, signals a shift in where he hopes to lead the church, with Romero's Beatification date set for May 23.
- There is a call for dialogue between LGBTQ persons of faith and the archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis in parish environments after a student summit was moved to a supportive lutheran church this past weekend when the group received notice that the Christ the King Parish could no longer hold the event.
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