In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include immigration, democratic leadership, and #Furguson.
"Let us protect with love all that God has given us." -- Pope Francis
Today's Reading: "Worthy are you, Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things; because of your will they came to be and were created" (Revelation 4:1-11)
In the News:
- Obama's Immigration action is unlikely to include health benefits and may not include parents.
- Despite the defeat in midterm elections, Democrats continue on with the same leadership in the House and Senate.
- Today, the town of Ferguson symbolically represents the ugly side of American racial politics and #Ferguson the hashtag has come to represent a social media shorthand for racial inequality.
Pope Francis and church News:
- Yesterday, Blase J. Cupich became the ninth Archbishop of Chicago, giving the Vatican's new tone a voice in Chicago.
- Philadelphia and the surrounding areas in Pennsylvania react to the news that the Pope will be coming to town for the World Meeting of the Families in 2015.
- In Pope Francis' weekly general audience address, he said that, "holiness can never be selfish, but is a gift that must be put into practice through daily witness and attentiveness to the needs of others."
- The Diocese of Helena has filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan that proposes $16.4 million settlement for hundreds of people who said clergy members sexually abused them.
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