In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include articles on Selma and St. Patrick, the House Republicans prepare to unveil a budget blueprint, and Israel holds national elections today. 

“The Church is herself a missionary disciple; she needs to grow in her interpretation of the revealed word and in her understanding of truth.” (Pope Francis)

Today's Reading: “Do you want to be well?” (JN 5:6)

In the News:

  • With the Federal Reserve on Wednesday expected to guide expectations for a rise in interest rates, economists say the central bank will balance the move with assurances aimed at preventing a market sell-off.
  • House Republicans will unveil a 10-year budget blueprint Tuesday that they say will cut $5.5 trillion in spending and help create a budget surplus by 2026.
  • Just over 5.8 million citizens are eligible to vote in Tuesday's closely-fought election, choosing candidates for Israel's 20th parliament since 1949.

Pope Francis and church news:

  • Ralph McCloud, the USCCB director of Catholic Campaign for Human Development, writes about the ongoing hopes and struggles following the the Selma March over 50 years ago.
  • The church "is the house of Jesus," and Christians must welcome everyone, even bringing those who are unable to make their way on their own, said Pope Francis at morning Mass.
  • Kevin Jones of Catholic News Agency writes about the largely unknown and untold history of Saint Patrick and his fight to end slavery.

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