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.

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Q: So how can the GOP win Ohio in 2016? A: Pick someone who has won Ohio

Yeah, I'm focused on 2016 today. Forgive me. And let me state that I have no immediate favorite candidate. When assessing which candidate to consider in 2016, we would be wise to remember William... More

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2016 hopefuls give four different reactions on marriage rulings

Outrage. Disappointment. Truce. Silence. These are the four very different reactions among 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls to the Supreme Court's decision to rip a portion of the Defense of Marriage... More

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Don’t want to get your hands ‘dirty’ in politics? The Pope just called you Pontius Pilate

What could be a stronger take down then the time Jesus called Peter 'Satan?' Perhaps it was when Jesus said of Judas: "It would have been better for him if he had never been born." Chilling thos... More

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General Eisenhower asked for God’s help in liberating Europe

The recent death of Senator Frank Lautenberg called attention to the fact that there are no longer any  World War II veterans serving in the United States Senate. (There are two remaining WWII vets s... More

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Mark Shea offers a public apology

Catholic commentator Mark Shea offered a very public apology today for the way in which he has argued on his blog lately. While contemplating the Eucharist during the Mass of Corpus Christi, Mark ... More

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Let’s ban abortions after 20 weeks

[caption id="attachment_50134" align="alignnone" width="498"] Dr. Anthony Levatino testifies in support of a 20-week abortion ban[/caption] UPDATE: The House of Representatives approved this landma... More

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Remember that ugly statue of John Paul? Poland to the rescue!

Remember that ugly statue of Pope John Paul II that was unveiled in Rome back in 2011? Yeah, this one: [caption id="attachment_46789" align="alignnone" width="223"] (AP Photo/Marco Guerrieri)[/c... More

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Will the pope with one lung bring unity with the East?

I'm no theologian and I'm sure Stephen White will correct any mistakes or errors that I'll make here. But I think that each of the last four popes have made important symbolic gestures towards their b... More

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So where do you think this year’s World Youth Day is located?

At World Youth Day in Toronto in 2002, Pope John Paul II established Cologne, Germany as the location of the next World Youth Day.   And lo and behold, a German is elected to the papacy... More

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The battle to protect life in Ireland is heating up

It's starting to intensify in the Emerald Isle. The Irish-based Life Institute recently rolled out a video with evidence of medical experts that abortion is NOT a treatment for suicide, to combat... More


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