In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a challenge to Obama's immigration executive order, the GOP debate in Milwaukee, and the pope lays out a vision for the Church.
"None of us can think we are exempt from concerns for the poor and for social justice." (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: "We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do." (Luke 17:10)
In the News:
- President Obama wants to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally but a federal appeals court said no.
- Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee will bring the eight leading contenders together at a time when two are confronting questions about their pasts, one faces mounting doubts about his seriousness, and another who began the race as a favorite is under intense pressure to show he can be as forceful as he was cracked up to be.
- Fast-food workers demanding a $15 an hour wage walked out in dozens cities at 6 a.m. Tuesday, kicking off a year-long campaign to muster the political power of 64 million low-wage workers in next year's presidential election.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has strongly outlined a new, comprehensive vision for the future of the Catholic church, forcefully telling an emblematic meeting of the entire Italian church community here that our times require a deeply merciful Catholicism that is unafraid of change.
- Pope Francis today traveled to the Tuscan city of Prato, where he told the city’s labor force – many of whom are Chinese immigrants – to be courageous in fighting corruption and indifference, and to work toward a culture of inclusion.
- Roman Catholic Church leaders in the United States have sent talking points to dioceses around the country to help them prepare for the release of the movie “Spotlight,” highlighting the progress the Church says it has made in preventing and responding to the sexual abuse of children by clergy.
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