In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the 11th Republican debate, the pope calls for open hearts, and Cardinal Pell promises to work with abuse survivors.
“When I think of Christian homes, I like to imagine them as being full of the light and joy that was found in the home of the Holy Family.” (St. Josemaría Escrivá)
Today's Gospel: "You are not far from the Kingdom of God." (Mark 12:34)
In the News:
- Republicans began their 11th debate Thursday night with insults and ended with three candidates pledging to back Donald Trump should he win the nomination.
- NASA announced Thursday that researchers had successfully smashed the cosmic distance record by spotting the bright infant galaxy, named GN-z11.
- Employers added 242,000 jobs in February as the labor market bounced back from a short-lived slowdown and provided further evidence that it’s shrugging off global economic troubles and market turbulence.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Only if our hearts are open and we recognize ourselves as sinners can we receive God’s mercy. That’s the message Pope Francis imparted to the faithful gathered for the morning Mass Thursday at the Santa Marta guesthouse.
- Australian Cardinal George Pell promised to work with a group of abuse survivors to help prevent suicide among victims and support healing and protection programs.
- A focus on the reception of Holy Communion by the divorced-and-remarried misses the larger point of pastoral care: participation in the Church's whole life, Cardinal Gerhard Müller said in a recent interview.
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