In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include extensions for enrolling in Obamacare, Egypt strikes back against ISIS, and the pope offers advice for new cardinals.
“The future starts today, not tomorrow.” (Pope John Paul II)
Today's Reading: "Why does this generation seek a sign?" (Mark 8:12)
In the News:
- Americans who couldn't enroll in federal Obamacare insurance plans over the weekend because of computer glitches or long waits will now have until next Sunday to sign up, federal officials announced early Monday.
- NBC's Saturday Night Live marked its 40th birthday on Sunday night with a three-and-a-half-hour live show. The celebration drew a who's who of the show's former cast members, and key celebrity guest hosts.
- After ISIS killed 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians, Egypt hit back Monday with airstrikes aimed at ISIS-affiliated jihadists in Libya.
Pope Francis and church news:
- In a Valentine's Day ceremony to create 20 new cardinals, Pope Francis offered a meditation on Christian love and, especially, what it means for those who guide and minister in the church.
- The economy is a human creation, not a god, so humans have the responsibility to manage the economy in a way that benefits the most people, said Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, president of Caritas Internationalis.
- Retired Pope Benedict XVI has never doubted or regretted his decision to resign, knowing it was the right thing to do for the good of the church, said Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household and personal secretary to the retired pope.
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