In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include China warning President-elect Trump, a congressional investigation on Russia influencing the 2016 election, and the pope calls for disarmament.
“Nothing is far from God.” St. Monica
Today's Gospel: "Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb." (Luke 1:42)
In the News:
- China has warned that it's "seriously concerned" after President-elect Donald Trump questioned whether the United States should keep its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one China."
- The Senate’s new top Democrat is vowing to keep any congressional investigation of Russia’s suspected election interference from devolving into partisan warfare.
- President-elect Donald Trump took aim at one of the Pentagon’s costliest programs on Monday, saying on Twitter the “program and cost” of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter “is out of control.”
Pope Francis and church news:
- Calling for a new style of politics built on peace and nonviolence, Pope Francis also called for disarmament, the eradication of nuclear weapons and an end to domestic violence and abuse against women and children.
- During the Angelus for the third Sunday of Advent, also called Gaudete Sunday, Pope Francis made a special appeal for prayers for the people of Aleppo and Syria, and for all those affected by the recent terrorist attacks which have taken place in places such as Turkey and Egypt.
- Hospitals run according to Catholic ethics shouldn’t be coerced into performing sterilizations, a legal group has said after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal complaint against a Michigan medical center.
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