In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a decision by the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage, a terrorist attack in France, and the funeral for the victims of the Charleston massacre.
"If they accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them? They shouldn't be marginalized." (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “I will do it. Be made clean.” (Matthew 8:3)
In the News:
- The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year history.
- An attacker stormed an American-owned industrial chemical plant near Lyon, France, on Friday, decapitated one person and tried unsuccessfully to blow up the factory, in what the French authorities said was a terrorist attack.
- Blacks and whites gathered by the thousands in Charleston on Friday to mourn a racial attack that left nine African Americans dead, killed by a gunman who made racist comments.
Pope Francis and church news:
- The U.S. Supreme Court decision interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- A statue of Franciscan missionary and saint-to-be Father Junipero Serra has stood in the U.S. Capitol since 1931, but its future may depend on an upcoming hearing in the California legislature and the success of a “Let's Save Serra” campaign.
- The Holy See and Palestine have signed a historic agreement that supports a two-state solution to the ongoing conflict in the Holy Land, based on the 1967 borders between Israel and Palestine.
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