In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the escalating showdown between Apple and the Justice Department, Super Tuesday arrives, and the pope discusses forgiveness.
"We must trust in the mighty power of God’s mercy." (Pope Benedict XVI)
Today's Gospel: "So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives your brother from your heart." (Matthew 18:35)
In the News:
- In the growing showdown between Apple and the Justice Department, the tech giant is taking its appeal today straight to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, reiterating calls for Congress – not a court – to decide the issues at stake.
- Voters in 13 states headed to the polls as presidential hopefuls scrambled for shares of the biggest one-day pot of convention delegates in the 2016 primary season.
- A retrospective study of a Zika outbreak in Tahiti in 2013-14 has found evidence of a link between the virus and a temporary form of paralysis. The finding is the latest sign that the virus that has existed for over 50 years may be more threatening than once believed.
Pope Francis and church news:
- We must always forgive others who have wronged us because that is how our hearts are opened to receive God's grace, pardon and healing, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.
- The Vatican released Pope Francis' liturgical schedule for March and April, including Holy Week and Easter.
- The film Spotlight, which won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, is a courageous movie that is not anti-Catholic, the Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano said in two articles dedicated to comment on the Oscars.
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