In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include tension between New York City's mayor and the NYPD, President Obama reviews the status of North Korea, and the Pope critiques Vatican bureaucracy.
"Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak." (Saint Anthony of Padua)
Today's Reading: "Speak boastfully no longer, Do not let arrogance issue from your mouths." (Samuel 2:1-3:1)
In the News:
- Tensions between New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city’s police are boiling over in the wake of the assassination-style slayings of two officers Saturday.
- An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a "non-human person" unlawfully deprived of its freedom.
- President Obama said he would reevaluate whether or not North Korea should be put back on the list of countries that sponsor terrorism.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs.
- In Israel, a Jewish-Arab children's soccer tournament honors WWI Christmas Truce.
- The leader of the main group of the world's Franciscans has written members of his order around the world informing them that their financial stability is at "grave risk" because of "questionable financial activities" undertaken by staffers of the order's Roman administrative offices.
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