In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Trump and Cruz clash, the Episcopal Church is punished, and a priest questions the reemergence of liberalism because of Pope Francis.
“Darkness can only be scattered by light. Hatred can only be conquered by love.” (Pope John Paul II)
Today's Gospel: “We have never seen anything like this.” (Mark 2:12)
In the News:
- Donald Trump and Ted Cruz clashed during Thursday night's GOP debate, in their sharpest -- and most personal -- encounters of the campaign season.
- There was a mastermind behind Thursday's attack in front of a Starbucks in central Jakarta, and he orchestrated and financed it from ISIS headquarters in Syria, Indonesian police said.
- The Dow dropped 400 points shortly after Friday's opening bell, leaving it on track for the worst day of what has already been a terrible 2016.
Pope Francis and church news:
- A meeting of national leaders of the Anglican Communion on Thursday issued a statement reprimanding the Episcopal Church, its American branch, for having allowed its clergy to perform same-sex marriages.
- In a new article, Fr. Thomas Reese of National Catholic Reporter responds to the assertion that liberalism within the church was only able reemerge under Pope Francis.
- No one deserves faith and no one can buy it; faith is a gift that changes one's life and allows people to recognize Jesus as the son of God with the power to forgive sins, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.
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