In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, a Republican presidential hopeful challenges the foreign policy of the Obama administration, and the pope discusses the role of siblings in family life.

“Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy.” (Pope Francis)

Today's Reading: “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” (Psalms 95:8)

In the News:

Pope Francis and church news:

  • In this week’s general audience, Pope Francis spoke on the role of siblings in family life, saying the fraternity we learn from them teaches us how to overcome barriers and leads to greater freedom.
  • In the latest controversy to strike the Catholic Church in San Francisco, elementary school students at the Star of the Sea School were given pamphlets referring to topics that some parents say were inappropriate and far too advanced for their children.
  • A three year old Brazilian boy with cancer loves to pretend to celebrate Mass and says he wants to be Pope someday.

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