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." (Agnes M. Pharo)

Today's Reading: "Justice shall flower in his days, and profound peace, till the moon be no more." (Psalm 72:7)

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