In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include more fallout for FIFA, the pope discusses the causes of poverty, and Rick Santorum tells the Church and pope to not talk about science.
“No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “He is not God of the dead but of the living.” (Mark 12:27)
In the News:
- A day after announcing his decision to resign, Sepp Blatter was back at work at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday as the worst corruption crisis in the governing body's 111-year history continued to unfold.
- U.S. private employers added 201,000 jobs in May, compared with a downwardly revised 165,000 jobs in April which were the fewest since January 2014, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.
- The Senate overwhelmingly voted to end the National Security Agency's controversial bulk collection of the phone data of millions of Americans who have no ties to terrorism.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Families are weakened and destroyed by war, "the mother of all forms of poverty," as well as by economies and policies that worship money and power, Pope Francis said in St. Peter's Square.
- Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says he loves Pope Francis, but he wants the pontiff to stop talking about climate change.
- Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the head of the Pontifical Council for the Family and lead Vatican organizer of September's World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, is under investigation by Italian prosecutors for alleged embezzlement.
CACG would like to equip lay Catholics with the resources necessary to promote the common good in their communities. That's why we have the Catholic daily roundup. You can sign up for this short and digestible daily e-mail here.
We always appreciate your support to continue our work into 2015. Please invest in us today.