In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Trump and Clinton poised to solidify leads, Spotlight wins at the Oscars, and Iran picks new leaders for parliament.
“If I only sat down with people who agreed with me, and I with them, or with those who were saints, I’d be taking all my meals alone.” (Cardinal Timothy Dolan)
Today's Gospel: "Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place." (Luke 4:24)
In the News:
- A new CNN/ORC poll of voters nationwide confirms that ahead of Super Tuesday, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand head and shoulders above the rest of their respective competitors.
- Five-time Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio finally took home a gold statuette as "Mad Max: Fury Road" and diversity dominated Hollywood's biggest night of the year.
- Moderate/reformist candidates backing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have won a majority in the nation's parliament and the clerical assembly that selects Iran's supreme leader.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Australian Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' top advisers, acknowledged that the Catholic Church "has made enormous mistakes" in allowing thousands of children to be raped and molested by priests over centuries as he testified at an extraordinary public hearing of an Australian investigative commission just a few blocks from the Vatican.
- “Spotlight,” the film that follows The Boston Globe’s investigation into the clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic church, won best picture at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday night.
- Following the Freddie Gray riots, several Baltimore religious leaders from all faiths vowed to bring hope and healing to the city. Their quest continues with a trip to the Vatican to pray with Pope Francis. The group leaves this week.
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