In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the president's State of the Union address, the Patriots are caught cheating, and pro-life groups push for immigration reform.

"Justice comes before charity." (Pope John XXIII)

Today's Reading: "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you," (Psalms 56:3)

In the News:

  • President Obama claimed credit on Tuesday for an improving economy and defiantly told his Republican adversaries in Congress to “turn the page” by supporting an expensive domestic agenda aimed at improving the fortunes of the middle class.
  • The NFL has determined that the New England Patriots used deflated footballs during its win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game on Sunday night.
  • The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a former air marshal wasn't "specifically prohibited by law" to leak information about agency cutbacks.

Pope Francis and church news:

  • Pope Francis was mentioned during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
  • Pope Francis announced on Wednesday that families who have lots of children do not cause poverty; an unjust economic system does.
  • As anti-abortion activists make their way to Washington for Thursday’s March for Life, a group of Catholic leaders is urging lawmakers to include immigration in their pro-life platforms.

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