In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the Philippines and climate change, the reopening of the Cuban embassy, and new polls reveal a new GOP frontrunner.
“It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.” (Pope John Paul II)
Today's Reading: “I have seen the Lord,” (John 20:18)
In the News:
- President Barack Obama is thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for China’s role in securing the nuclear deal with Iran.
- FBI agents have found evidence that Chattanooga shooter Mohammod Abdulazeez was following a radical American member of al Qaeda online in 2013.
- A new Washington Post/ABC News survey shows Donald Trump now leads the rest of the GOP presidential field by a healthy margin.
Pope Francis and church news:
- The president of the Philippine bishops' conference called climate change a matter of social justice and said that caring for Earth should not just be a goal to benefit this generation but also future generations.
- The U.S. and Cuba formally re-established diplomatic ties for the first time since 1961 on Monday, a groundbreaking development advocated by Catholic bishops from both countries and set in motion by Pope Francis.
- Pope Francis has named Father Robert Barron, who has made a name for himself by producing high-quality television series about the Catholic faith, as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
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