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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Tom Ridge accuses social conservatives of ‘tyranny’

Whenever I attack pro-abortion Catholic Democrats, I get labeled a 'cheerleader' for the Republican Party. But the truth is that I save my greatest ammunition for pro-abortion Republicans, especial... More

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“I spent two years defending Obamacare … I have now learned that I was wrong.”

Meet Sue Klinkhamer. She worked in the office of Representative Bill Foster, a Democrat from Illinois. Her boss voted for Obamacare and she was a proud defender of Obamacare, too. “I spent two... More

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Vulnerable Senate Democrats call for delay in Obamacare rollout

Boy, when Republicans suggested delaying Obamacare, they were called "anarchists" and "terrorists" and such. But now Democrats in the Senate facing a tough reelection next year are running scared o... More

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On marriage fight, Chris Christie throws in the towl

The lawless New Jersey Supreme Court last week refused Governor Christie's request for a stay (or temporary stop) on their ruling which said that same-sex "marriages" had to become legal in the Ga... More

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Five Questions with Michael Novak

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to include a new entry in our “Five Questions” series. Today we feature an interview with author Michael Novak, who recently penned a book about his life called W... More

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Mitch McConnell isn’t the problem. Mark Begich is the problem.

There are many people today who are furious at Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Boehner for accepting this deal and ending the shutdown. Not me.  I'm done with a fighting a ... More

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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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