In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the president addressing the nation from the Oval Office, the pope prays for climate talks success, and a European country is experiencing a large drop off in marriages.
“As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems. Inequality is the root of social ills.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “What are you thinking in your hearts?” (Luke 5:22)
In the News:
- In only his third address to the nation from the Oval Office, President Barack Obama reassured Americans on Sunday night that the United States is equipped to meet the dangerous and "evolving" threat of terrorism.
- The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the ability of cities and states to prohibit semiautomatic high-capacity assault weapons that have been used in some of the nation’s most deadly recent mass shootings.
- A recent MRI showing no cancer on Jimmy Carter's brain is "very positive" news for the former president but will not end his medical treatment, doctors said.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the success of the global climate summit in Paris, where another week of negotiations are underway to reach an agreement that would limit the warming of the planet.
- Italy is facing a swift and dramatic collapse of the institution of marriage, according to a prominent Italian demographer and statistician.
- Pope Francis has called on all the faithful to “assume their responsibility” for the care and discernment of vocations.
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