In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Pope Francis on technology and happiness, a settlement in the Tamir Rice case, and Cruz and Kasich join forces.
“Extend your mercy towards others, so that there can be no one in need whom you meet without helping. For what hope is there for us if God should withdraw His Mercy from us?” (St. Vincent de Paul)
Today's Gospel: "Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature." (John 16:15)
In the News:
- Ted Cruz and John Kasich are joining forces in a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination.
- President Barack Obama announced on Monday the biggest expansion of U.S. ground troops in Syria since the civil war there began.
- The city of Cleveland will pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the relatives of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy shot and killed by a police officer in 2014, according to a settlement announced Monday.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Happiness "is not an 'app' that you can download on your phones nor will the latest update help you become free and great in loving," Pope Francis told thousands of teenagers.
- Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the new nuncio to the United States, said he is ready to learn about the Catholic Church in the country and will try his best to be Pope Francis' emissary, particularly in promoting a church that is close to those who suffer.
- Pope Francis encouraged Christians to courageously venture into the metaphorical deserts of the world during a surprise visit to an Earth Day celebration in Rome Sunday.
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