In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the former Republican Speaker of the House being indicted by the FBI, flooding continues in central Texas, and the Republican Governor of North Carolina is at odds with his party over same-sex marriage and religious beliefs.
"Dialogue between science and faith also belongs to the work of evangelization at the service of peace." (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22)
In the News:
- Federal officials have indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for lying to the FBI about $3.5 million he agreed to pay to an undisclosed subject to "cover up past misconduct."
- Scores of people were rescued from flash flooding in central Texas early Friday, as emergency responders throughout the state struggled to cope with another round of storms during the wettest May on record.
- The U.S. economy shrank in the first quarter as the nation's trade deficit widened and business stockpiling slowed.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Rebuking his fellow Republicans, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory vowed to veto legislation passed hours before by the state legislature that would let court officials recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs.
- Members of the Ukrainian army recently traveled to Lourdes, France for an international military pilgrimage aimed at promoting peace – something the whole country is said to be praying for.
- Philadelphia officials announced that hundreds of residents and visitors will help create a mural honoring families and the pontiff, who is scheduled to visit the city for the World Meeting of Families in September.
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