In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include results from the Iowa caucus, the FBI investigates Flint, and the pope stars in his first film.
“To love God is something greater than to know Him." (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Today's Gospel: “Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation,” (Luke 2:29)
In the News:
- Last night's Iowa caucus saw a close race for both the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates; with Cruz beating Trump and Clinton barely beating Sanders.
- The FBI is now investigating the contamination of Flint’s drinking water, a man-made public health catastrophe, which has left an unknown number of Flint children and other residents poisoned by lead and resulted in state and federal emergency declarations.
- The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in the Americas, calling it an "extraordinary event" that poses a public health threat to other parts of the world.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis is set to become the first pope to star in a feature film, playing himself in the forthcoming movie Beyond the Sun.
- Pope Francis told gossip-loving priests and nuns to bite their tongues on Monday, and warned those breaking their vow of obedience to fall into line sharpish.
- Pope Francis, a woman who champions the rights of Islamic State rape victims, and the Afghan women’s cycling team are among the known candidates for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize as the nomination window was set to close Monday.
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