In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Ireland poised to recognize same-sex marriage, Los Angeles raises their minimum wage, and the pope talks about different kinds of "goodbyes."
"To God I entrust my soul; to God I entrust my history; to God I entrust my loved ones; to God I entrust all”. (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: "Your word is truth." (John 17:17)
In the News:
- Tuesday’s vote to raise Los Angeles’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 is being called “the most significant victory so far” in the push to increase the minimum wage nationally.
- Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have a family history of the disease may recover after treatment just as well as other women with breast cancer, new research says.
- Two Chinese professors, who for years worked as engineers in the USA, are among six Chinese nationals accused by federal prosecutors of economic espionage sponsored by their home government in the alleged theft of radio frequency filter technology developed by two U.S. companies.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Ireland, a traditionally conservative and Catholic nation, appears poised to become the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through a national popular vote set for Friday.
- In his homily Tuesday Pope Francis focused on many different “goodbyes” that happen during life, and asked whether attendees were ready for the final, most important farewell before going to the Father.
- Saying it was for the church to decide whether Dorothy Day was a saint, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez told a conference on the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement that she left a rich legacy for people to follow.
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