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In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include President-elect Trump attacking a union leader on twitter, a new Vatican association for women creates a new network, and an earthquake hits off the west coast.

“I think the media have to be very clear, very transparent, and not fall into — no offense intended — the sickness of coprophilia, that is, always wanting to cover scandals, covering nasty things,” Pope Francis

Today's Gospel: "The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God." (Luke 1:35)

In the News:

Pope Francis and church news:

  • Christian hope is not the same as being optimistic about the future, but is knowing that whatever dark or frightening things are going on in one's life, God is there offering protection and light, Pope Francis said.
  • A new association for women working in the Vatican announced Wednesday provides a personal and professional network for women to offer support to each other and to the community.
  • The Vatican on Wednesday declared that “persons with homosexual tendencies” cannot be admitted to Catholic seminaries. This reaffirms a 2005 policy now seemingly at odds with Pope Francis’ famous “Who am I to judge?” response when asked about gay priests in 2013.

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