In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include wildfires in Tennessee, the anniversary of Rosa Park's bus ride, and Catholic colleges standing up for immigrants.
"Prayer immediately turns us into something greater than ourselves." Archbishop Timothy Dolan
Today's Gospel: "Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock." (Matthew 7:24)
In the News:
- At least seven people have died from the wildfires in Tennessee, which officials say were likely "human-caused."
- Today marks the 61st anniversary of Rosa Parks’ decision to sit down for her rights on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, putting the effort to end segregation on a fast track.
- Fidel Castro's funeral cortege resumed its three-day journey across the Caribbean island on Thursday after a symbolic overnight reunion at the mausoleum in Santa Clara housing the bones of fellow revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Upholding the truth and moral values isn't easy, especially for young people, Pope Francis said.
- More than 70 presidents at Catholic colleges and universities have signed a statement pledging their support for students attending their schools who are legally protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.
- After a plane crash in Colombia claimed the lives of 71 people, including the majority of Brazil’s up and coming Chapecoense soccer team, Pope Francis has offered his prayer and solidarity for the victims and their families.
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