In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the re-capture of a major drug lord, a new book by Pope Francis, and a dioceses in Texas confronts a new open carry law.
“In a society where lies, cover-ups, and hypocrisy have caused people to lose basic trust in the social contract, what could be more revolutionary than the truth?” (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “This is the time of fulfillment.” (Mark 1:15)
In the News:
- Mexico has begun the process of extraditing drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States after the famed fugitive was recaptured following a dramatic, months-long hunt featuring movie stars, sewer escapes and bloody shootouts.
- The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday in a case that could deal a severe blow to organized labor. The justices will consider whether government workers who choose not to join unions may nonetheless be required to help pay for collective bargaining.
- Jury selection begins Monday in Baltimore for the police officer facing the most serious charge in the death of Freddie Gray.
Pope Francis and church news:
- On Monday Pope Francis gave his first major speech of the year to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, focusing on the hot-button topic of migration and the need to find dignified solutions to the problem.
- A new book-length interview with Pope Francis gives fresh insight into his view of gay parishioners, marriage annulments and other hot topics being debated by Catholics globally.
- The Catholic Diocese of El Paso has made a decision on a new Texas law allowing gun owners to open carry.
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