In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the grand jury indictment and the responses across the nation, Michael Brown's father's first words, a supreme court justice, and a new EPA rule.
"Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible." -- Maya Angelou
Today's Psalm: "Let the sea and what fills it resound, the world and those who dwell in it; Let the rivers clap their hands, the mountains shout with them for joy" (Psalms 98:7-8)
In the News:
- The congressional black caucus has denounced the grand jury decision, and so has the national bar association.
- Michael Brown's father offers his first words since the announcement.
- Demonstrations nationwide occurred last night, mostly peaceful.
- In other news, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg had heart surgery and is expected to be released soon.
- And President Obama has rolled out a new EPA rule, that could be the most expensive on yet for some businesses.
Pope Francis and church news:
- A Catholic priest in Ferguson speaks of the mistrust and racism, while a bishop speaks to the use of excessive force by police, and another bishop says catholics should commit to ending racism.
- Pope Francis would never close the door on talks with the islamic state, he says.
- And Pope Francis to the general audience today, the world will end with peace not annihilation.
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