In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Donald Trump announcing his 2016 bid for the presidency, flooding in Texas and droughts in California, and Jeb Bush bashes the Pope's encyclical on the environment.
“In this encyclical, I especially propose to enter into discussion with everyone regarding our common home.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them;” (Matthew 6:1)
In the News:
- Real-estate mogul and television personality Donald Trump announced his 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday morning.
- The population-packed Asia-Pacific region has the most millionaires worldwide — but the rich are richer in North America, according to a new report.
- The nine cities with the worst drought conditions in the country are all located in California, which is now entering its fourth consecutive year of drought as demand for water is at an all-time high.
- Residents hit hard by the torrential rain and heavy flooding in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana in recent weeks now have to deal with another issue: sewage on the streets.
Pope Francis and church news:
- GOP presidential hopeful and Catholic Jeb Bush criticized Pope Francis on Tuesday after a draft of his encyclical on climate change was leaked by an Italian newspaper.
- On the eve of a forthcoming encyclical by Pope Francis on the environment and climate change, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that U.S. Catholics’ views on global warming are broadly reflective of American public opinion writ large.
- Appealing to the entire world, Pope Francis urged everyone to read his upcoming encyclical on the care of creation and to better protect a damaged earth.
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