Joshua Mercer

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Joshua Mercer

Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also bimonthly columnist with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and five children.

Recent Posts

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Rep. Collins on military chaplains: First Amendment is never ‘Non Essential’

Rep. Doug Collins, R-GA, who has also served himself as a military chaplain, sent a letter yesterday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about military chaplains not being allowed on military bases durin... More

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Gov. Brown vetoes sex abuse bill for being unfair to private groups

Governor Jerry Brown of California is definitely a liberal. But he's not afraid to occasionally go against the grain of the left wing of his party. Case in point: He recently vetoed seven gun-contr... More

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BREAKING NEWS: Senate OKs resolution to allow priests back on military bases

On Monday, and again on Thursday, CatholicVote blasted messages to our members, asking them to call their two Senators to pass a resolution so that Catholic priests could say Mass on military installa... More

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Sign at military chapel: ‘Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice’

And some people thought CatholicVote was making this up. But now the news of contract military priests being unable to say Mass at military installations is making national news. Even the liberal t... More

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Theology of the Body is about more than just human sexuality

It's about where we work, where we eat, where we laugh, and where we pray. And so CV blogger Emily Stimpson has written a new book called These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body. ... More

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Stop complaining about the 47%

It was like nails on a chalkboard every time I heard Michele Bachmann complain that 47% of Americans don't pay federal income taxes. (To me, that sounds like a good start! It should be 100%!) And t... More

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Are Senators in favor of war in Syria driven by greed?

[caption id="attachment_54025" align="alignright" width="433"] Senator McCain (left) supports military action in Syria. No surprise.[/caption] That seems to be the suggestion of this article by Don... More

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The three best arguments for dropping the atomic bomb

1. 2. 3.   Yeah, because there aren't any. Sorry. There's simply no way to square that circle. There's no way to say it's okay to intentionally kill tens of thousands of civilians ... More

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Card. George: Dishonest to say Church can’t support marriage and the poor

EDITOR'S NOTE: Cardinal George of Chicago wrote the following response to an "Open Letter" by Catholics who criticized the Archdiocese of Chicago for ending funding to a group which came out in favor ... More

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Bono has a suggestion on how to help Africa and it might surprise you

Thanks to Drudge and others, this video clip of U2's Bono speaking at Georgetown University back in November is lighting up the Interwebs today:   U2's Bono Speaks at GU Global Social Ente... More


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