In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, the memorial for Francis Cardinal George, and new statistics on the number of nuns in Britain.

“Let each one examine his conscience, a conscience that conveys a new message for our times.” (Pope Paul VI)

Today's Reading: “Whoever eats my Flesh and drinks my Blood remains in me and I in him.” (John 6:56)

In the News:

  • Comcast Corp. said it's ending a $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, ending a giant deal that ran into stiff opposition from consumers and a likely veto from federal regulators.
  • At a conference on Thursday, Hillary Clinton said to for the economy prosper, women must prosper,  emphasizing themes she's likely to invoke frequently in her bid to become the nation's first female president.
  • Amid arguments over Iran, settlements, and other issues, Vice President Biden re-affirmed U.S. support for Israel as he spoke Thursday at an event celebrating the 67th anniversary of Israeli independence.

Pope Francis and church news:

  • Three days of memorials for Francis Cardinal George concluded with a funeral Mass at Holy Name Cathedral and burial at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines Thursday.
  • Although the upcoming canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra has stirred mixed reaction, a group of panelists said the ambiguities around the friar should not discount the good work he did or the positive dialogue and reconciliation that could result from his sainthood.
  • The number of women becoming nuns in Britain reached a 25-year high last year, according to figures released by the Catholic Church on Thursday.

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