In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include anticipation of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on Bush-era investigation techniques, a report by the Vatican on American Nuns, and pressure for President Obama to address the racial divide in this country.
"If you can't fly, then run, if you can't run, then walk, if you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." -- Martin Luther King Jr.
Today's Reading: "The grass withers, the flower wilts, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it. So then, the people is the grease. Though the grass withers and the flower wilts, the word of our God stands forever." (Isaiah 40:1-11)
In the News:
- White House advisers say that addressing the racial divide in this country is imperative to defining President Obama's legacy. Although the president is limited in how directly he can engage in this issue, many are asking for more from him.
- American teenagers have been arrested for attempting to join the Islamic State. Mohammed Hamzah Khan and his brother and sister were at the airport waiting for a flight to Istanbul when they were detained by the FBI who had been monitoring their online activity.
- Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee is set to release an investigation on Bush-era CIA "enhanced investigation techniques" that were used on detainees after the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks. A member of the committee told CNN that the report concludes that the use of torture did not lead to "actionable intelligence."
Pope Francis and church news:
- Read five takeaways from the most recent interview with Pope Francis. On Saturday December 7th, he discussed hot button issues, Vatican policies, and his thinking on it all with La Nacion of Argentina.
- In preparation for the synod in 2015, the Vatican has asked for input from "all levels" on how the church should respond to difficult questions on modern family life. In what may come as a shock to some, they also asked that the bishops avoid basing their pastoral care solely on doctrine.
- A report by the Vatican on American Nuns is set to be release on December 16th along with a press conference that day to present the document. Find out what the report might include and the process behind it.
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