In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a new article by Dr. Schneck on combating homelessness, the state director of Keystone Catholics writes about climate change, Rick Santorum and Pope Francis, and Gov. Christie wins a court battle over pensions.
“Pray for me, and if some of you can't pray because you are not believers, send me good vibrations,” (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “You are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:14)
In the News:
- New Jersey’s highest court on Tuesday reversed a ruling requiring Gov. Chris Christie to make payments to the state’s beleaguered pension system, avoiding what his administration had said would have been a massive fiscal crisis just weeks before the state closes its books for the year.
- Banking giant HSBC is to cut 22,000 to 25,000 jobs globally -- and shed an equal number of positions through the sale of units in Brazil and Turkey -- as it seeks to make savings of $4.5 to $5 billion annually within two years.
- A week after Rubio and aides bashed a Times story on traffic tickets racked up by the Florida senator and his wife, the Republican presidential candidate’s team is attacking a report on how Rubio handles his personal finances.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Dr. Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at the Catholic University of America, writes for U.S. Catholics about the right of everyone to have a home.
- In a new article for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the state director of Keystone Catholics, Stephen Seufert, writes about Rick Santorum's comments on Pope Francis, the Vatican and climate change.
- Russia's stance on the conflict in Ukraine is reportedly a subject open for conversation Wednesday, when Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to sit down with Pope Francis.
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