In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Mitt Romney attacking Trump, faith leaders head to the Vatican, and a 95-year old priest continues to hear confessions.
“If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.” (Samuel Adams)
Today's Gospel: "Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters." (Luke 11:23)
In the News:
- Mitt Romney will call Donald J. Trump “a phony” and “a fraud” in a speech on Thursday in which he will urge Republicans to rally around one of Mr. Trump’s presidential rivals, according to excerpts from his remarks.
- Astronaut Scott Kelly arrived in Houston early this morning where he was reunited with his family after a whirlwind year-long mission in space.
- A Texas state trooper indicted over the arrest of a black woman who was later found dead in a jail cell was formally fired on Tuesday.
Pope Francis and church news:
- The Catholic Church doesn't need the "blood money" of benefactors, but rather faithful Christians seeking Jesus' mercy, Pope Francis said in an address this week.
- Leaders of faith communities in Baltimore, seeking healing and unity a year after the death of Freddie Gray, carried the pain and the hopes of their faithful to the Vatican, asking Pope Francis to bless their work.
- A 95-year-old priest named Friar Roberto walked more than three-and-a-half miles while hearing confessions during a recent “Penitential Walk” in Brazil.
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