In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include new jobs numbers, Carson's interview with CNN, and the pope warns against hypocrisy on the issue of poverty.
"The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change." (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: "I myself am convinced about you, my brothers and sisters,
that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to admonish one another." (Romans 15:14)
In the News:
- Russia’s president suspended all flights to Egypt on Friday pending the outcome of probes into last week’s deadly crash as Moscow investigates whether a bomb was to blame.
- The American economy added 271,000 jobs in October, the government reported Friday, a very strong showing that makes an interest-rate increase by the Federal Reserve much more likely when policy makers meet next month.
- Ben Carson slammed CNN's reporting into his past as a "bunch of lies" in a combative interview on Friday, strengthening his defense of his violent past that the media have thus far been unable to corroborate.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Racism and religious intolerance are two of the driving forces behind the growing migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East, a representative to the Holy See warned the United Nations.
- The vast majority of Americans continue to identify with religious faith, a Pew study has found. However, there are some indications of a modest decline in overall religious affiliation and practice.
- Pope Francis has warned the Roman Catholic church against hypocrisy on the issue of poverty, saying it was impossible to speak about the poor and the homeless and yet lead the “life of a pharaoh”.
- In a new article, Michael Sean Winters of National Catholic Reporter reviews a new book published by John Gehring, the Catholic Program Director of Faith in Public Life. The book is titled: The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope’s Challenge to the American Catholic Church.
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