In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the upcoming Wisconsin primary, the pope may visit Greece, and the Villanova Wildcats win the NCAA national championship.
"I ask you, instead, to be revolutionaries, to swim against the tide; yes, I am asking you to rebel against this culture that sees everything as temporary and that ultimately believes that you are incapable of responsibility, that you are incapable of true love." (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: "You must be born from above." (John 3:7)
In the News:
- Donald Trump remains the national frontrunner ahead of the Wisconsin primary, but his support among Republicans and Republican-leaners has dropped.
- The Panama law firm at the center of the biggest data leak in history had connections to dozens of firms and individuals on sanctions blacklists by the United States and international organizations, according to media groups that reviewed the documents.
- The Treasury Department took new steps to further curtail a popular type of merger in which an American company buys a foreign counterpart, then moves abroad to lower its tax bill.
Pope Francis and church news:
- A Christian community that lives in "harmony" is fruit of the Holy Spirit and should not be confused with "tranquility" that often is a hypocritical whitewashing of its contrasts and divisions, said Pope Francis during his homily at Tuesday’s morning Mass celebrated in the Casa Santa Marta.
- The Vatican says discussions are under way about a possible trip by Pope Francis to Greece as it begins deporting migrants back to Turkey.
- In what will go down as one of the most memorable buzzer beaters in NCAA history, the Villanova Wildcats captured their second national championship in program history with a 77-74 win over North Carolina on Monday night.
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