In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the president in Cuba, the pope decides to wash the feet of women, and Catholic Republicans rally around one of the candidates.
"Some Saints are privileged to extend to us their patronage with particular efficacy in certain needs, but not in others; but our holy patron St. Joseph has the power to assist us in all cases, in every necessity, in every undertaking." (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Today's Gospel: “You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.” (John 12:8)
In the News:
- President Obama touched down in Cuba on Sunday, pledging to interact directly with the Cuban people and accelerate engagement between the United States and Cuba after more than a half-century of hostility.
- The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a lawsuit filed by two of Colorado's neighboring states over its legalization of marijuana.
- North Korea fired five short-range projectiles into waters off the country's east coast Monday in an apparent rebuke of joint military exercises underway between the U.S. and South Korea.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis, leading the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in Palm Sunday services leading up to Easter, on Sunday criticized those who he said were washing their hands of the fate of desperate refugees.
- After joining Instagram on Saturday, Pope Francis has already amassed 1.5 million followers.
- More than 50 conservative Catholic activists and political leaders have come out in support of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in an effort to shore up Catholic backing for Cruz as an alternative to Donald Trump.
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