In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the fallout from the Greek referendum, the debate begins in the South Carolina legislator over the Confederate flag, and the pope arrives in South America.
“Be demanding of the world around you; be demanding first of all with yourselves. Be children of God; take pride in it!” (Pope John Paul II)
Today's Reading: “Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you.” (Matthew 9:22)
In the News:
- Greece's unorthodox Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday, less than 24 hours after he helped his government win a referendum rejecting creditors' tough bailout terms.
- South Carolina lawmakers were set to begin debate Monday on legislation to remove the Confederate battle flag that flies on the grounds of the state capitol in Columbia.
- Happy birthday to Susannah Mushatt Jones, who turned 116 Monday. Jones is now the world's oldest person, according to a statement from Guinness World Records.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Welcomed by a youth orchestra, local dignitaries and a whipping wind that carried away his white skullcap, Pope Francis landed in Quito, Ecuador on Sunday, saying he was excited to visit his native South America.
- After receiving an honorary doctorate from both the Pontifical John Paul II University of Krakow and the Krakow Academy of Music, retired pontiff Benedict XVI credited the saintly example of his predecessor for his spiritual and theological achievements.
- An effort to remove the statue of Bl. Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol has been set aside for the time being.
CACG would like to equip lay Catholics with the resources necessary to promote the common good in their communities. That's why we have the Catholic daily roundup. You can sign up for this short and digestible daily e-mail here.
We always appreciate your support to continue our work into 2015. Please invest in us today.