In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Russia's action to stabilize the country's currency, Stephen Colbert's last time hosting the Colbert Report and Pope Francis's prayers that violent militants be converted to peace.
“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace." (
Today's Reading: "Justice shall flower in his days, and profound peace, till the moon be no more." (Psalm 72:7)
In the News:
- Russia is taking drastic action to stabilize the country's currency amid financial instability not seen since the late 1990s.
- After nine years at the helm, Stephen Colbert will host the Colbert Report one last time tomorrow night.
- A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that half of American voters could see themselves supporting Hillary Clinton if she runs for the White House in 2016, while 48 percent oppose her.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned what he called "inhuman terrorist acts" in three different countries this week and prayed that violent militants be converted to peace.
- Pope Francis, who is a keen football fan, is reported to welcome the idea of hosting some 2024 Olympic events on the grounds of the Vatican.
- The UK's highest court has told two Catholic midwives they do not have the right to avoid supervising other nurses involved in abortion procedures.
CACG would like to equip lay Catholics with the resources necessary to promote the common good in their communities. That's why we have the Catholic daily roundup. You can sign up for this short and digestible daily e-mail here.
We always appreciate your support. Please consider being generous during the holiday season.