In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Stephen Colbert's final episode of the Colbert Report, a new study explores the growing gap between the rich and poor, and the Pope's upcoming trip to the Philippines.
Today's Reading: "Be my rock of refuge, a stronghold to give me safety, for you are my rock and my fortress." (Psalm 71:3)
In the News:
- After the historic U.S.-Cuba diplomatic deal, U.S. businesses and potential tourists scrambled to figure out what new opportunities will be available on the island and to position themselves at the head of the line.
- Last night, Stephen Colbert said his final goodbye as the nine year host of the Colbert Report.
- Never in the 30 years since the Federal Reserve first starting collecting wealth data has the divide between the rich and everyone else been so large, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.
Pope Francis and church news:
- A Marquette professor was banned from campus after criticizing a teaching assistant for not allowing an anti-gay marriage discussion.
- Filipino Catholics living in the United States say the pope's upcoming visit to the Philippines will be a big boost for their homeland that has experience so much suffering.
- Pope Francis has given a papal thumbs up to Rome’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics amid talk that the Vatican might host some events.
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