In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Jeb Bush goes overseas, the pope receives an update on the laws of the Church, and the NTSB provides new insight on the Philadelphia Amtrak derailment.
“None of us can think we are exempt from concerns for the poor and for social justice.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” (Matthew 5:17)
In the News:
- Jeb Bush, hoping to polish his foreign policy credentials before he formally announces a White House bid, launched a three-nation trip to Europe on Tuesday by lauding his father’s role in the unification of Germany after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989.
- FIFA has placed the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup on hold in the wake of recent corruption allegations.
- The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that the Amtrak engineer in the deadly train derailment last month near Philadelphia was not using his cellphone before the crash.
Pope Francis and church news:
- During his visit to the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts last week, Pope Francis was updated on the office's important work, which is focused on interpreting the laws of the Church.
- Whether you still stick to books or magazines or get everything online, Pope Francis told youth all media should encourage and edify -- not enslave.
- Pope Francis has been encouraged by a top American diplomat to take a tougher stance against Vladimir Putin when he meets the Russian president on Wednesday evening.
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