In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Rick Santorum being unhappy with the pope, the Patriots deny any wrongdoing, and the archbishop of Chicago calls for openness during the March for Life.
"We shall steer safely through every storm so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God." (St. Francis de Sales)
Today's Reading: "Let dawn bring news of your faithful love, for I place my trust in you; show me the road I must travel for you to relieve my heart." (Psalms 143:8)
In the News:
- The powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was arrested on federal corruption charges and accused of using the power of his office to solicit millions in bribes and kickbacks.
- Outlining his possible rationale for a third presidential bid, Mitt Romney said political leaders in both parties are failing to address the nation's most pressing problems — climate change, poverty and education reform.
- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he had no knowledge of any intentional ball deflation by his team in the AFC Championship Game.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Former Republican Pennsylvania Senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum is unhappy with Pope Francis about his ‘rabbits’ comment.
- Chicago's new archbishop, Blase J. Cupich, told a crowd gathered for the March for Life that the pro-life movement wants "to make sure that everybody has a place at the table."
- After a decade as president of Catholic Charities USA, the Rev. Larry Snyder will step down Jan. 31 and return to Minnesota, where he will become vice president for mission at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
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