In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the death of a former First Lady, the court reviews same-sex adoption, and the pope comments on the slain nuns in Yemen.
"Truth is not private property." (Saint Augustine)
Today's Gospel: “Your son will live,” (John 4:53)
In the News:
- Democratic presidential contenders Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton sparred in a debate on Sunday over who had the best chance to beat Republican front-runner Donald Trump, and mocked the level of discourse in the Republican White House race.
- Nancy Reagan, the widow of President Ronald Reagan and passionately devoted keeper of his flame, died Sunday morning of congestive heart failure at 94, according to her spokesperson.
- The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously reversed an Alabama court's refusal to recognize a same-sex adoption.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis said Sunday that the four nuns who were killed in a “diabolical” attack at a retirement home in Yemen were martyrs who “gave their blood for the Church.”
- Pope Francis is in the hillside town of Ariccia just south of Rome for a Lenten retreat with members of the Roman Curia.
- In a move praised by LGBT advocates, the Catholic Church in Michigan is making changes to its health care plan that could allow gays to get health care for their partners or spouses.
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