In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the GOP Presidential debate, a fake selfie, and the pope encourages nations to still accept refugees.
"No one can remain insensitive to the inequalities that persist in the world.” (Pope Francis)
Today's Gospel: “Which of the two did his father’s will?” (Matthew 21:31)
In the News:
- Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who has carefully avoided public criticism of Donald J. Trump throughout previous debates, said this week at a private fund-raiser that the real estate developer was facing a “challenging question” about whether he has the “judgment” to be president.
- The White House is in talks with governors and other state and local officials as part of a bottom-up strategy to better enforce gun laws at both the state and local level.
The United Nations' nuclear watchdog met Tuesday to complete its probe of oil-rich Iran’s nuclear weapons program, moving a step closer to the lifting of international sanctions on the country.
Pope Francis and church news:
- It was billed as Pope Francis’ “first selfie,” drawing thousands of likes and hundreds of gushing comments after it was posted to an Instagram account bearing the Vatican’s name. But according to Mashable, it turns out the purported pope selfie is, in fact, “a holy fake.”
- Pope Francis on Tuesday called on countries to review their laws on migration in order to welcome refugees and help them integrate into society and become legal residents.
To help appreciate and better promote the vocation of religious brothers, the Vatican released a 50-page reflection on the importance of their life and mission of evangelization, fraternity and sacrifice.
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