In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Senate Democrats fighting for undocumented immigrants, the president and governor of New Jersey disagree on vaccinations, and for the first time in decades, a church will be built on a small island nation.
"The basis for determining the value of human work is not primarily the kind of work being done, but the fact that the one who is doing it is a person ." (Pope John Paul II)
Today's Reading: "You fixed the earth on its foundations, for ever and ever it shall not be shaken." (Psalm 104:5)
In the News:
- Senate Democrats are poised to block passage of a Homeland Security spending bill that would derail President Obama's order to protect about 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
- Last night, the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks to win Superbowl XLIX.
- The morning after President Obama urged all parents to get their kids vaccinated against measles, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke with the president and said the government must “balance” public health interests with parental choice.
Pope Francis and church news:
- On Sunday, Pope Francis said he will visit Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in June.
- For the first time since Fidel Castro took power, a Catholic Church will be built in Cuba.
- Pope Francis has ratified the names of participants chosen by nearly 30 episcopal conferences to take part in the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the family.
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