In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include former Governor Rick Perry's criminal charges, a ruling by Chicago judge that dubbed the city's plan to change city workers' pensions unconstitutional, and the elimination of fees for marriage annulments in the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
"Peace is built on the foundation of justice." (Pope Leo XIII)
Today's Gospel: “The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the Kingdom without understanding it,” (Matthew 13:19)
In the News:
- Lawyers for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry persuaded an appeals court Friday to whittle down criminal charges that he abused his power while in office, but the court ruled that part of the case can still go forward, complicating his prospects as he runs for president.
- A judge in Chicago ruled on Friday that a plan to change city workers’ pensions was unconstitutional in a case being closely watched for its effect on the city’s uncertain finances.
- A pair of inspectors general have requested an investigation into the handling of potentially classified government information once stored on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, the New York Times reported late Thursday.
Pope Francis and church news:
- On Saturday, July 25, a group of scholars and activists will convene at Chicago Theological Seminary to discuss, “Women in the Catholic Church: What Francis Needs to Know.”
- The Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis is eliminating fees for marriage annulments, a step that follows comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it easier for some divorced Catholics to remarry.
- Catholics in Louisiana are stunned by Thursday's deadly mass shooting at a Lafayette movie theater and are praying for those affected, the local bishop has said.
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