In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the nomination of a supreme court justice, Trump skips the next GOP debate, and the pope joins Instagram.
"Love God, serve God; everything is in that." (St. Clare of Assisi)
Today's Gospel: “But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?” (John 5:43)
In the News:
- President Obama will nominate Merrick B. Garland as the nation’s 113th justice, according to White House officials, choosing a centrist appeals court judge widely respected even by Republicans in hopes his choice will be considered by the Senate.
- Donald Trump said Wednesday morning that he will skip next week's Republican presidential debate because he already has plans to deliver a "very major speech."
- Actress Ashley Judd is vowing to lead a campaign to put an end to 15 million forced marriages of children as young as 9 each year, calling the global problem a "violation of every human right."
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis will make his Instagram debut this week, under the handle Franciscus, the Vatican has confirmed.
- Like the people of Israel in exile, migrants forced from their homeland due to war and persecution are often left to suffer because of closed hearts and doors, Pope Francis said.
- Pope Francis will personally preside over the episcopal ordination of Msgr. Peter B. Wells, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, who was appointed papal nuncio to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Namibia.
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