In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a new article from CACG's executive director on Ireland's same-sex marriage referendum, the pope reflects on wealth and the common good, and two major telecommunication companies announce a merger.
“Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.” (Pope Paul VI)
Today's Reading: "We have given up everything and followed you." (Mark 10:28)
In the News:
- John Malone's Charter Communications Inc struck a $56 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, seeking to combine the third and second largest U.S. cable operators to better compete against market leader Comcast Corp.
- The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether state legislative districts must have roughly equal numbers of legal voters rather than overall populations.
- Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a major military operation to drive the Islamic State from the western Anbar province and retake the Sunni heartland where the extremist group captured the provincial capital, Ramadi, earlier this month.
Pope Francis and church news:
- CACG's Executive Director, Christopher Hale, writes for TIME about how the 'yes' vote for same-sex civil marriage in Ireland isn't a 'no' vote for Catholicism.
- During his homily at Mass in Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that if you are wealthy, you should make sure your riches serve the 'common good'.
- The Vatican bank said on Monday that its 2014 net profit had soared, recovering from the expense of last year’s extraordinary overhaul of the organization’s governance.
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