In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a decision by the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act, ongoing negotiations on a debt deal for Greece, and Philadelphia's Archbishop comments on LGBT people.
"Society as a whole, and the state in particular, are obliged to defend and promote the common good." (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.” (Matthew 7:24)
In the News:
- The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Obama’s health care law may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance.
- According to the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, Whole Foods stores have been "systematic overcharging for pre-packaged foods".
- Time is running out for Athens to reach a debt deal with its international creditors as European finance ministers and leaders again resumed talks in Brussels aimed at preventing Greece from defaulting on its loans and exiting the eurozone.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Organizers confirmed this week that Andrea Bocelli will perform at the public Festival of Families September 26 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
- Pope Francis said there are times when it is “morally necessary” for couples to separate, as part of the pontiff’s broader reflection on how to protect children from quarreling parents.
- Homosexuals can attend a Catholic family congress in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' U.S. visit this year but won't be allowed to use it to attack Church teachings, the city's archbishop said on Thursday.
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