In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the third anniversary of pope Francis' papacy, Super Tuesday II approaches, and the leader of the Senate Democrats gears up for a fight over the appointment of a new Supreme Court justice.
"Peace is defined as harmony among those who are divided. When, therefore, we end the civil war within our nature and cultivate peace within ourselves, we become at peace." (St. Gregory of Nyssa)
Today's Gospel: “I cannot do anything on my own; I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me.” (John 5:30)
In the News:
- All eyes are on Tuesday's primaries in five states, especially Florida and Ohio, for the clearest clues yet as to whether GOP front-runner Donald Trump can ride his momentum to the 1,237 delegates he'll need to secure the nomination.
- German voters on Sunday appeared to send a message to Chancellor Angela Merkel: Close the door on migrants.
- Instead of cruising to retirement after securing a two-year budget deal last fall and essentially bequeathing his leader’s suite to Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, Mr. Reid, Democrat of Nevada, is waging war with Republicans over the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis on Sunday evening announced through a video-message the winner of the Global Teacher Prize, a $1 million award presented by the Varkey Foundation.
- Pope Francis celebrated the third anniversary of his election with a simple Tweet -- "Pray for me" -- and the usual Sunday recitation of the Angelus prayer with tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square.
- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops asked the Supreme Court to uphold the Obama administration’s temporary relief for millions of undocumented persons in the U.S. eligible for deportation.
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