In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the upcoming Democratic presidential debate, the ongoing civil war in Syria, and new developments at the synod.

"We must not seek the child Jesus in the pretty figures of our Christmas cribs. We must seek him among the undernourished children who have gone to bed at night with nothing to eat, among the poor newsboys who will sleep covered with newspapers in doorways." (Archbishop Oscar Romero)

Today's Gospel: "Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." (Mark 10:21)

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