In today's Catholic Daily Roundup top stories include the U.S. probation office's recommendation for former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell to spend at least 10 years in prison, a federal judge's ruling that police can no longer use gas on protesters without declaring an illegal assembly, and Pope Francis' meeting with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund.
"We are in God and God is in us: this is the Christian life."-- Pope Francis
Today's Gospel: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.” (Luke 1:39-47)
In the News:
- The congressional fight over a $1.1 trillion spending package moved to the Senate on Friday, where passage is expected, but not without possible delays prompted by Democrats.
- The U.S. probation office has recommended that the onetime Republican rising star, former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell, spend at least 10 years and a month in prison.
- A federal judge ruled Thursday that police can no longer use tear gas on protesters without declaring an illegal assembly, giving them fair warning and time to vacate the area
Pope Francis and church news:
- Tackling the problem of climate change is a serious ethical and moral responsibility, Pope Francis told negotiators from around the world meeting for a climate summit in Lima, Peru.
- Pope Francis briefly met Wednesday with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the Internaional Monetary Fund, an organization which intends to foster international trade and sustainable economic growth.
- Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Ursuline religious who won The Voice Italy earlier this year, greeted Pope Francis on Wednesday and gave him a copy of her new album, "Sister Cristina."
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