In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include a congressional panel on the Flint water crisis, the Russians announce their withdraw from Syria, and the canonization of Mother Teresa.
"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." (Mother Teresa)
Today's Gospel: “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM” (John 8:28)
In the News:
- Judgment Day arrived Tuesday for two Republican presidential hopefuls while Democrats girded for what could be a grind deep into the primary season.
- Starting today, a congressional panel will take top state and federal officials to task for the lead that has contaminated drinking water in Flint, Mich. Among those scheduled to be in the hot seat is the head of the EPA and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.
- Russian president Vladimir Putin has abruptly declared that he is withdrawing the majority of Russian troops from Syria, saying the six-month military intervention had largely achieved its objective.
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.
- The morning after a Chicago rally for Donald Trump was canceled for fear of violence, the city’s Catholic archbishop warned that “enmity and animosity” are hallmarks of today’s politics and a “cancer” that is threatening the nation’s civic health.
- Making official what was set in motion back in December, Pope Francis has approved the canonization of five new saints, including Mother Teresa.
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