In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include President Obama's major announcement on higher education, the Supreme Court agrees to review key provisions of Obamacare, and the Vatican declares a new martyr.
“When a heart becomes hardened, it’s not free and if it’s not free it’s because that person isn't capable of love,” (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: "We love because he first loved us." (1 John 4:19)
In the News:
- On Thursday, President Obama proposed making two years of community college free for students.
- The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that would strike down federal subsidies for health insurance and would pull coverage away from millions of people who have it now; sending premiums soaring.
- Terrorists linked to each other seized hostages at two locations around Paris on Friday, facing off against hundreds of French security forces.
Pope Francis and church news:
- A Vatican commission of theologians has reportedly declared that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated as a martyr for the Catholic faith, a pivotal step in the sainthood process.
- The morning after 12 people were shot to death and 11 others injured at the Paris office of a satirical weekly newspaper, Pope Francis dedicated his early morning Mass to the victims and their families.
- Three young amputees from Haiti will have the opportunity to play soccer in Rome through the help of the Knights of Columbus.
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