In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the president clashes with Trump, the pope visits the US-Mexican border, and Apple comes into conflict with the FBI.
“God is not waiting around to get even with people for things that they have done fifteen years before. God is gentle and humble of heart; unconditionally good and loving. Therefore we do not need to cower and grovel before God’s will. We need to trust in it; trust in its awesome beauty, its unconditional power to bring goodness out.” (Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, SJ)
Today's Gospel: "Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation." (Matthew 11:30)
In the News:
- After President Obama made a prediction Tuesday that "Mr. Trump will not be president," the billionaire businessman bit back with his own challenge to Mr. Obama's qualifications for the executive office.
- Tech giant Apple and the FBI appeared headed for a deepening confrontation Wednesday after the company’s chief pledged to fight federal demands to help mine data from an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December’s terrorist attacks in San Bernardino.
- A hospital in Los Angeles has been operating without access to email or electronic health records for more than a week, after hackers took over its computer systems and demanded millions of dollars in ransom to return it.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis’ Feb. 12-17 swing through Mexico reaches a crescendo on Wednesday in Ciudad Juárez, just across the US border from El Paso.
- A Vatican spokesman took on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump Tuesday night, calling Trump’s criticism of Pope Francis over his pro-immigrant stance “very strange” and suggesting Trump could use a dose of global perspective.
- In a fiery speech to Mexico’s young people in Morelia, the city where the country’s drug wars, with its related violence, started, Pope Francis hit hard against the drug cartels that exploit and destroy their lives.
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