In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include more fallout from the Dennis Hastert scandal, CACG's executive director discusses Pope Francis and Rick Santorum, and the EPA issues a report on fracking.
“The earth is our common home and all of us are brothers and sisters.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “Sit at my right hand until I place your enemies under your feet.” (Mark 12:36)
In the News:
- The sister of a student at the high school where Dennis Hastert was a wrestling coach accused the former U.S. House of Representatives speaker of sexually abusing her brother, according to an interview with ABC News.
- Former CIA officer and NSA contractor Ed Snowden has taken a surprising swing at his new home, accusing Russia of ‘arbitrarily passing’ new anti-privacy laws.
- A landmark Environmental Protection Agency report on the impact of hydraulic fracturing has found no evidence that the contentious technique of oil and gas extraction has had a widespread effect on the nation’s water supply, the agency said Thursday.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Celebrating the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ with an evening Mass outside Rome's Basilica of St. John Lateran, Pope Francis said the church and its members will never cease being in awe of the Eucharist.
- In a new article for the Washington Post, CACG executive director, Christopher Hale, talks about former senator Rick Santorum, Pope Francis and climate change.
- Pope Francis flies into Sarajevo on Saturday bearing a message of reconciliation 20 years after peace accords which ended Bosnia's war but left the country divided on ethnic lines.
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