In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the showdown between Clinton and Sanders, the pope sends a message to Mexicans, and the future of religious freedom is debated on college campuses.
“Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy.” (Blessed Paul VI)
Today's Gospel: “Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them” (Mark 6:11)
In the News:
- Tonight's Democratic debate -- the first one-on-one showdown between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders -- comes after a close race in Iowa and five days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.
- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's three-and-a-half-year stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid rape investigation in Sweden amounts to 'arbitrary detention', a United Nations panel will rule on Friday.
- A suspected U.S. drone strike overnight killed a top Islamist militant commander in southern Yemen who had run al Qaeda's combat operations and had a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head.
Pope Francis and church news:
- In a video message one week before his apostolic visit, Pope Francis asked the people of Mexico for some time alone during his visit to pray before the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
- When God is described in the Bible as being both merciful and just it can seem like an identity crisis, however Pope Francis said it’s the opposite: rather than contradicting each other, the two actually go hand in hand.
- The future of religious freedom in the United States will one day be in the care of today’s college students, so one Catholic college is working to equip them for that struggle.
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