In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include police raids in Paris suburbs, the bishop of Paris reminds residents of God's strength and hope, and debates over the "Faithful Citizenship" document continue at the USCCB bishop's conference.
"The obligation to earn one's bread presumes the right to do so. A society that denies this right cannot be justified, nor can it attain social peace." (Pope John Paul II)
Today's Gospel: “I beg you, child, to look at the heavens and the earth and see all that is in them; then you will know that God did not make them out of existing things; and in the same way the human race came into existence.” (Maccabees 7:28)
In the News:
- The French police stormed an apartment in the medieval heart of the northern Paris suburb of St.-Denis before dawn on Wednesday in an attempt to find the Belgian man suspected of orchestrating the Paris terrorist attacks.
- Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal has dropped out of the race for the White House, ending a campaign plagued by low polling numbers both nationally and in Iowa, where he had focused most of his 2016 bid.
- Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce a multi billion-dollar program to deal with the city’s growing homeless problem.
Pope Francis and church news:
- In a Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral, the archbishop of Paris said that despite the uncertainty and grief surrounding the terrorist attacks in the city last week, God is the source of strength and hope.
- In wake of Friday’s violent terror attacks in Paris, the Vatican’s Secretary of State said that while the small country is also on extremists’ horizons, they won’t let themselves be “paralyzed” by fear.
- Several sharp exchanges over the content of the document "Forming Conscience for Faithful Citizenship" erupted amid an otherwise tranquil gathering. Despite these exchanges, the document passed with only a few revisions.
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