In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include two new appointments by the pope, the upcoming Republican debate, and legal troubles for the former Speaker of the House.
"Peace is not simply the absence of warfare." (Pope Paul VI)
Today's Gospel: “But I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.” (Luke 13:35)
In the News:
- Jobs and the economy will be the focus of Wednesday night's "Your Money, Your Vote" Republican presidential debate hosted by CNBC. The candidates will likely be quizzed about their positions on a variety of issues, from taxes to trade.
- Iran’s top diplomat will join talks this week with the United States and other nations seeking ways to end Syria’s more than four-year conflict, an official statement said Wednesday, bringing another key Syrian ally into the discussions.
- Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday to evading currency-reporting requirements, but no further details came out about the underlying wrongdoing that led him to withdraw nearly $1 million in cash from four banks over 2 ½ years.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis tapped ideologically center-left clerics known for their social activism to head two of the country’s most important archdioceses in Bologna and Palermo.
- A senior Vatican priest, stripped of his post after admitting being in a gay relationship, has launched a scathing attack on the Roman Catholic Church.
- The world expects all people of religious faith to work with everyone for a better future, Pope Francis told representatives of major religions at St. Peter's Square.
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