In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the Pope weighing in on children and gender, the funeral mass of a slain French priest, and a secret deal between the U.S. and Iran.
“More important than petition is adoration, for in it truth will come to us—the truth of life.” (Fr. Romano Guardini)
Today's Gospel: “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” (Matthew 15:28)
In the News:
- Donald Trump’s unabashed and continuing hostility toward the parents of a slain Muslim American soldier, and his attacks on Republican leaders who have rebuked him for it, threaten to shatter his uneasy alliance with the Republican Party at the outset of the general election campaign.
- The Obama administration secretly airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran in January to settle a decades-old legal dispute just as the Iranians were releasing four Americans detained by Tehran, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
- An Emirates airline flight from India to Dubai crash-landed at Dubai’s main airport Wednesday, but everyone who was aboard survived, the airline said.
Pope Francis and church news:
- The Pope has condemned countries that allow children to choose their own gender, describing it as "ideological colonisation".
- During Tuesday's funeral Mass for Fr. Jacques Hamel, who was killed last week by Islamic State terrorists, the Archbishop of Rouen said the priest's death urges us to respond to God in our lives.
- A prison inmate in Chile was surprised when she received a letter last week from Pope Francis, whom she had written a year ago asking for prayers.
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