In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the last debate before the New York primary, a compromise emerges from the contraceptive mandate debate, and the pope discusses martyrs of the church.

“Have the courage to be different. Don’t let yourselves get swallowed up by a society of consumption and empty appearances.” (Pope Francis)

Today's Gospel: "They shall all be taught by God." (John 6:45)

In the News:

Pope Francis and church news:

  • The religious nonprofits challenging the US government’s contraceptive mandate have said they would accept a new proposal to safeguard their freedom.
  • The courageous witness of those who have given their life for the Gospel is needed in a world that is often antagonistic toward its message, Pope Francis said to an audience Thursday at Rome's Pontifical Scots College.
  • Nebraska’s body governing school athletics has failed to overturn a policy that will recognize gender identity rather than biological sex as a standard for student athletes, and last week the state’s bishops said they “deeply regret” the situation.

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