In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include an article on what it means to be pro-life, the Chancellor of Germany calls Pope Francis, and the first primary of 2016 begins.
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)
Today's Gospel: “This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me;” (Mark 7:6)
In the News:
- New Hampshire voters will make their choice for president in the first-in-the-nation primary contest that polls suggest could deliver victory to a pair of outsider candidates, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders.
- The White House criticized a pharmaceutical industry ad airing during Sunday's Super Bowl, saying it could help fuel an opioid addiction crisis.
- More than eight months before Gov. Rick Snyder disclosed a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the Flint area, federal health officials worried a lack of cooperation in Michigan could be hampering the public health response.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis has revealed that he received an angry phone call from Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany after he compared Europe to a “barren woman”.
- In a new article for Crux, John Gehring from Faith in Public Life discusses how Pope Francis is redefining what it means to be pro-life.
- Confessors have two choices: to be like Jesus who readily forgave sins or like the devil who always condemns, Pope Francis said.
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