In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include new details on the San Bernardino mass shooting, women in the military reach a new historic benchmark, and the pope gives his support for an international workshop in Rome.
“We must admit the vanity of our false distinctions among men and learn to find our own advancement in the search for the advancement of all. We must admit in ourselves that our own children's future cannot be built on the misfortunes of others. We must recognize that this short life can neither be ennobled or enriched by hatred or revenge.” (Robert F. Kennedy)
Today's Gospel: “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” (Matthew 9:29)
In the News:
- One of the two people involved in the San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State, the clearest indication yet that this was an act of terrorism, according to two law enforcement officials.
- Women across the military celebrated the news this week that they can now fight in wars alongside their male counterparts as equals, 40 years after the service academies first opened their doors to females.
- Outraged by yet another deadly mass shooting, this time in San Bernardino, California, a group of Democrats set out to make conservatives go on record against what they call “common sense” safety measures, like restricting suspected terrorists from legally purchasing firearms.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has gave his support to a two-day International Workshop on “Women and Work” taking place in Rome beginning Friday.
- An Anglican effort to show an ad of the Lord's Prayer in movie theaters before the upcoming Star Wars movie was rejected by leading U.K. theaters, drawing criticism from many sectors.
- As more Americans than ever before turn to in vitro fertilization to create families, a surprising ethical question — what to do with thousands of embryos stuck in a sort of frozen limbo — is dividing conservative Catholics in the United States.
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