In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the nation remembering the start of the Second World War, TIME releases the Person of the Year cover, and a panel discusses the plight of Christians in the Middle East.
“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.” St. John Damascene
Today's Gospel: "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves." (Matthew 11:29)
In the News:
- The nation on Wednesday will mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, an assault that left 2,403 Americans dead and propelled the country into World War II.
- Donald Trump has finally been named Time’s “Person of the Year.”
- Nearly 100 people were killed and hundreds injured in Indonesia on Wednesday when a strong earthquake hit its Aceh province and rescuers used earth movers and bare hands to search for survivors in scores of toppled buildings.
Pope Francis and church news:
- For the first time, the works of Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn will be displayed at the Vatican.
- A Catholic military chaplain and historian says the attack on Pearl Harbor, even 75 years later, continues to rivet the attention of Americans because it is "such a powerful event."
- Christians in the Middle East face extinction because of genocide, wars and international indifference to their plight, according to panelists at a Dec. 5 interfaith forum in New York.
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