In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Volkswagen being sued, pope calls for prayer for terror victims in Pakistan, and unions score a big victory in the Supreme Court.
"If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark." (St. John of the Cross)
Today's Gospel: "I have seen the Lord," (John 20:18)
In the News:
- Conservatives bent on crippling the power of public employee unions lost their best opportunity in years Tuesday when the Supreme Court deadlocked over a challenge to the fees those unions collect from non-members.
- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made it official Tuesday, endorsing Ted Cruz a week ahead of the state's pivotal Republican primary.
- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed suit Tuesday against Volkswagen AG for falsely advertising that hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles were environmentally friendly, when they were secretly emitting excess pollution.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis on Easter Monday called for pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square to pause for a moment of prayer for the victims of the terrorist attack in Lahore, Pakistan, which killed more than 70 people, mostly Christian families celebrating Easter Sunday in a public park.
- The bishop who leads the apostolic vicariate that includes Yemen said he has "strong indications" that Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil "is still alive in the hands of his kidnappers."
- Mother Angelica, the nun who founded the Eternal Word Television Network, died on Easter Sunday, March 27, 15 years after a debilitating stroke on Christmas Eve. She was 92.
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