In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include results from the New Hampshire primaries, the president presents his final budget, and the pope prepares for his trip to Mexico.
“The things that we love tell us what we are.” (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
Today's Gospel: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them;” (Matthew 6:1)
In the News:
- After decisive wins by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Republican billionaire Donald Trump in New Hampshire, the two campaigns sought Wednesday to build momentum while some others were left reassessing strategies amid reshuffled races.
- President Barack Obama checked off another "last" of his White House tenure Tuesday, submitting his final budget proposal to Congress amid the growing din from the campaign trail.
- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress Wednesday that global economic troubles and the recent selloff in stocks could rattle the U.S. economy, raising the prospect of a delay in interest rate hikes.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis will arrive in Mexico on Friday for a six-day visit that will end with a highly symbolic and potentially controversial act: the pontiff taking a stand on the fortified U.S. border to show solidarity with the migrants trying to cross it.
- Pope Francis on Wednesday morning sent an audio-message to the young people of the Prelature of the Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii.
- A new TIME article explores the long history of Lent and how it shapes the faith of millions of Americans.
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