In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the possibility of female deacons, the canonization of Blessed Teresa, and new job numbers.
“The Lord never tires of forgiving. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24)
In the News:
- Employers around the country added 255,000 jobs, a bigger-than-expected gain that suggests the country’s growth rate may be more robust than thought just two months ago.
- US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has backtracked on a claim that he saw video footage of a US cash payment to Iran.
- Justifying concerned mothers everywhere, a group of researchers believes Neanderthals could have survived the Ice Age if they'd just worn a jacket.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Will Pope Francis and the Catholic Church soon allow women to be deacons? CACG's executive director, Christopher Hale, explores this possibility in a new article for TIME.
- The Vatican will anticipate the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata with a special postage stamp, which will be released Sept. 2, two days before Pope Francis officially declares her a saint.
- The path to heaven is through forgiveness and pardon of those who have offended us, just as we have received salvation through the love and forgiveness of the Father, Pope Francis said in Assisi yesterday.
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