In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the president's final State of the Union Address, a young TV network closes, and the pope calls on youth to participate in the Jubilee of Boys and Girls.
“The life of Jesus is a life for others. It is a life of service.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “If you wish, you can make me clean.” (Mark 1:40)
In the News:
- An eye-popping and unprecedented Powerball jackpot whose rise to $1.6 billion became a national fascination will be split three ways.
- After a rocky and low rated run of two and a half years, Al Jazeera America is closing down on April 30.
- Iranian state television today released video of one of the American sailors detained Tuesday apologizing following an incursion by two U.S. Navy boats into Iranian waters -- a video that a U.S. military official said was "clearly" staged.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has sent a special message to the youth who will participate in the Jubilee of Boys and Girls in April, telling them the Holy Year is an opportunity to grow in holiness and mercy, so that they become Christians capable of making courageous decisions.
- Millions of Catholic faithful swarmed the streets of metro Manila for the procession of the Black Nazarene over the weekend, as clergy encouraged the devotees to use the occasion to reflect on Jesus Christ’s path to Calvary.
- Gen. Jose Guillermo Garcia, the former El Salvador defense minister who played a key role in the murders of Archbishop Oscar Romero, four U.S. churchwomen and 1,000 defenseless peasants of the village of El Mozote, was sent back to El Salvador by the United States after living in Florida for 20 years.
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