In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Super Tuesday 2.0, a court in Missouri rules on a religious freedom case, and the pope meets with the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church.
"I wish I could lose myself and never find myself except in God!" (St. John Vianney)
Today's Gospel: “Rise, take up your mat, and walk.” (John 5:8)
In the News:
- Voting was underway Tuesday in two states — Mississippi and Michigan — that are widely expected to solidify the leads of Republican Donald J. Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton in their respective nominating contests.
- Turkey surprised European Union leaders on Monday by hitting them with a new set of demands if it is to help stem the flow of refugees from Syria and Iraq and other migrants seeking to enter Europe.
- Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former three-term mayor of New York, said he's decided against entering the 2016 presidential race, removing one of the remaining uncertainties in what already has been an unusual and unpredictable election year.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Mexico's main archdiocese has taken the unusual step of publicly saying Pope Francis had been badly advised when he directed harsh words to local bishops during his visit in mid-February.
- Pope Francis met with leaders of the Permanent Synod of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, praising their people's “tireless witnesses of hope” in Christ amid decades of hardships.
- A Missouri court ruling in favor of a Catholic diocese protects the right of religious institutions to fire ministerial employees who do not live consistently with their religious beliefs.
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