In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, John Boehner, the resignation of a congressional staffer, St. Louis Rams players, World Aids Day, and Archbishop Chupich.
"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal." -- Martin Luther King Jr.
Today's Psalm: "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May those who love you prosper! May peace be within your walls, prosperity in your buildings." (Psalms 122:6-7)
In the News:
- Speaker Boehner is working to convince Republicans that "engaging in a spending confrontation is the wrong way to counter" President Obama's move on Immigration
- Congressional Staffer Resigns after disparaging comments about Sasha and Malia Obama.
- On Sunday, five St. Louis Rams raised their hands in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson. Many supported the players but some, including the St. Louis Police Officers Association, were disappointed.
- Today is World AIDS Day, a day for people around the world to unite in the fight against the disease, to show their support for the estimated 34 million people living with HIV and AIDS and to commemorate those who have died.
Pope Francis and church news:
- How will Pope Francis affect the 2016 presidential election? Many believe that the American bishops will tone down their political activities in 2016 thanks to the pope.
- In an interview with Face the Nation, Archbishop Cupich said that Catholic bishops are in favor of President Obama's executive action on immigration. He call it as a "first step to comprehensive reform of immigration policies."
- Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, asked Pope Francis for help combatting anti-Muslim prejudice while Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn violence done in the name of Islam.
- Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew called for constructive dialogue with Islam based on mutual respect and friendship.
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