In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the hunt for terror suspects from the Paris terror attacks, the pope comments on the Paris attacks, and top ranking bishops meet with President Obama.
“The road of violence and hate does not resolve the problems of humanity.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “Have sight; your faith has saved you.” (Luke 18:42)
In the News:
- French and Belgian authorities pressed urgent national manhunts for terror suspects Monday as Parisians returned to work and school, jittery but resolute in the aftermath of Friday's attacks that left at least 129 people dead.
- Along with hundreds killed and wounded, the Paris attacks have had a multitude of indirect victims: Syrian refugees seeking safety from war. They are now being shunned more strongly than before over fears that terrorists could be mixed in with them.
- An exchange over campaign contributions turned personal at Saturday’s Democratic debate after Bernie Sanders suggested Hillary Clinton had done Wall Street’s bidding in exchange for taking millions in campaign contributions from banks and financial institutions.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has called the attacks in Paris “a piece” of the “piecemeal Third World War.” Adding “there is no religious or human justification for it.”
- Two of the US Church’s highest-ranking bishops were at the White House Friday morning, meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as a follow-up to Pope Francis’ September visit to the United States.
- The nation's Catholic bishops are gathering in Baltimore this week to discuss church priorities, the pope's environmental teachings, the role of the faithful in politics and the dangers of pornography.
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