In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include an Iran nuclear deal, Greek bailout talks continue, and the courts rule on contraceptive coverage procedures for religious organizations.
“Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity.” (St. Vincent de Paul)
Today's Reading: “No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son” (Matthew 11:27)
In the News:
- A landmark Iran nuclear agreement in hand, President Obama looks Wednesday to sell the deal to skeptical members of Congress, the public and various Middle East governments.
- Seventy years after the end of World War II, a guard who worked at the Auschwitz concentration camp was convicted in Germany on Wednesday on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder and given a four-year prison sentence.
- Greece's parliament votes Wednesday on whether to ratify a painful bailout approaching $100 billion that requires major tax hikes and pension cuts, and the sale of most state assets.
Pope Francis and church news:
- The Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious entities are not substantially burdened by procedures set out by the federal government by which they can avoid a requirement to provide contraceptive coverage in health insurance, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled July 14.
- With two restful weeks outside of the Vatican behind him and two honorary doctorates in hand, Benedict XVI has again returned to Rome, where he has a rare public event set for the summer.
- After global powers reached an agreement with Iran Tuesday limiting the country’s nuclear activity, the Vatican said the deal was an important step and expressed their hope the fruits would spread to more than just the nuclear field.
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