In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the results of the Chicago mayoral race, Jeb Bush comments on the pope, and new report finds the U.S. government was keeping secert records of international calls before 9/11.

"Dialogue is much more than the communication of a truth." (Pope Francis)

Today's Reading: “Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32)

In the News:

  • The U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans' international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint for the far broader National Security Agency surveillance that followed.
  • A white police officer was charged with shooting and killing an apparently unarmed black man during a traffic stop after a video of the confrontation surfaced.
  • Incumbent Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won reelection Tuesday after defeating progressive rival Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in a historic runoff election.

Pope Francis and church news:

  • In a recent interview, Jeb Bush thinks some people might be in for a bit of a letdown when it comes to Pope Francis, especially non-Catholics who think the pontiff is “really cool” and are expecting “big changes” on social issues.
  • Quoting Pope Francis and the Rev Martin Luther King Jr at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, President Barack Obama observed that the celebration of Easter puts other concerns into context.
  • Pope Francis said Wednesday that children are never a mistake, and called adults out for building faulty systems that leave children exploited and abandoned, rather than treated as the blessings they are.

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