In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include heavy airstrikes in Aleppo, the GOP derailing calls to impeach the IRS commissioner, and a new study shows the need for dialogue between Catholics and Muslims.
"You must oppose every form of hatred with the invincible power of Christ’s love." (Pope John Paul II)
Today's Gospel: “One of the ancient prophets has arisen.” (Luke 9:8)
In the News:
- Charlotte remained on edge Thursday morning after a second night of chaotic protests in the wake of a fatal police shooting that has left lingering tensions in North Carolina's largest city.
- Rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo saw the heaviest air strikes in months overnight, activists say, as a week-old truce collapsed.
- House Republican leaders managed to derail a House floor vote last week on impeaching the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, but Donald Trump may wish they also squashed a hearing Wednesday on whether or not impeachment was a good idea.
Pope Francis and church news:
- A region of Cameroon that traditionally believed women to have no value now sees them as equal to men, thanks to a lay Catholic apostolate in the area.
- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop David Prescott Talley, currently auxiliary bishop of Atlanta and a former Baptist, to serve as the coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria.
- The findings of a recent Georgetown University study on how Catholics regard Muslims show an "urgent need" to "cultivate positive dialogue" not just among Catholics and Muslims, but with other faith traditions as well, according to Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago.
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