In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a meeting between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the pope addresses new scandals within the Church, and the Supreme Court hears challenges to the federal contraception mandate.
"Excessive economic, social and cultural inequalities among peoples arouse tensions and conflicts, and are a danger to peace...To wage war on misery and to struggle against injustice is to promote, along with improved conditions, the human and spiritual progress of all men, and therefore the common good of humanity." (Pope Paul VI)
Today's Gospel: "Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace." (John 2:16)
In the News:
- After a rocky several months for the relationship between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the two leaders will meet Monday at the White House to chart a course for the remainder of Mr. Obama's second term.
- A University of Missouri faculty group urged professors to walk out of classes on Monday and Tuesday, the latest protest against embattled university system president Tim Wolfe.
- Burma's ruling political party conceded defeat Monday to opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi in the nation's first free general election in a quarter of a century.
Pope Francis and church news:
- In his first public comments on the latest scandal to hit the Vatican, Pope Francis has told followers in St Peter’s Square that the theft of documents describing financial malfeasance inside the Holy See was a crime but pledged to continue reforms of its administration.
- The dignity of workers was at the center of an address by Pope Francis on Saturday, during which the pontiff reflected on the connection between the right to employment and the right to leisure.
- The Supreme Court will hear legal challenges to the federal contraception mandate, brought by numerous non-profit groups, including the Little Sisters of the Poor.
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