World Youth Day Panama
is taking place this week, and today we begin our coverage here on Perspectives Daily
. As we try to get to know the event’s host country, Deacon Pedro offers a reflection on the Church in Panama.
Here are the stories that we bring you on today's episode of Perspectives Daily:
- CNS looks at this year’s March for Life in Washington, DC.
- The Holy Father offers his weekly Angelus address.
- We take a look at another World Youth Day Minute.
- Deacon Pedro provides us a look at the Church in Panama.
- We see a quick overview of Salt + Light’s upcoming World Youth Day coverage.
CNS photo/Jaclyn Lippelmann, Catholic Standard
In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:
- MLK called 'artisan of peace' and 'true witness to power of Gospel'. As the U.S. celebrates Martin Luther King Day, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says that societies today need "artisans of peace" like the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Crowd comes to march for different reasons but same message: Defend life. Tens of thousands congregated on the National Mall on Friday to listen to speeches and march up to the U.S. Supreme Court to mark the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
- CDF assumes duties of Ecclesia Dei Commission. With a new Apostolic Letter, Pope Francis has suppressed the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, which was established thirty years ago by Pope St. John Paul II.
- Pope’s app 'Click to Pray' connects Catholics to mobile prayer network. Pope Francis launched an app Sunday called "Click to Pray," which connects Catholics to a global network to share prayer intentions via their smartphones.
- African bishops, Canada’s D&P charge Congo election results of 'monumental cheating'. The true winner of the election in Congo matters to the Congolese people, but it also matters to Canada’s Catholic development agency, which spent three years helping them get ready to vote.
- Sister resigns from Detroit seminary after sex abuse allegations. Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit announced the resignation of Sr. Mary Finn, a long-time faculty member, after allegations surfaced that she had sexual contact with young adult novices in the 1970s.
That's it for today. Be sure to check in with us again tomorrow for more of the latest Catholic news and stories that you need to know.
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