In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the democratic debate in Brooklyn, Sanders at the Vatican, and the pope travels to detention centers in Greece.
“Pope Francis has given the most powerful name to the predicament of modern society: the Globalization of Indifference.” (Bernie Sanders)
Today's Gospel: "Whoever eats my Flesh and drinks my Blood has eternal life," (John 6:54)
In the News:
- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engaged in another combative debate Thursday night in Brooklyn, with the two candidates growing increasingly personal in their attacks as the Democratic race for president drags on well into the spring.
- Donald Trump used the last high-profile gathering of Republicans before Tuesday’s New York primary to extol “New York values,” repurposing Senator Ted Cruz’s attack on him into a tribute to what he described as his hometown’s virtues.
- Zika's arrival in the U.S. this summer seems almost inevitable, health officials keep saying. The virus has already touched down in northern Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Bernie Sanders launched one of his most powerful indictments of modern capitalism in his campaign in the Vatican on Friday, saying that the greatest challenge facing the world was a moral imperative to redirect “our efforts and vision to the common good”.
- Pope Francis is due to visit a detention center holding migrants on Saturday — where inhabitants say they are living in horrendous conditions.
- Tony Spence, director and editor-in-chief of Catholic News Service since 2004, unexpectedly resigned from that position Wednesday at the request of a U.S. bishops' conference official.
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