CV LOOP: All eyes on Georgia special election



SPECIAL ELECTION // All eyes in the political world will be watching today’s special election in the Atlanta suburbs. The election could be an early barometer on how the 2018 elections might go. President Trump tweeted about the race, and money is pouring in from both parties. If a candidate gets above 50%, they are elected. If not, the top two will run off on June 20.

PARTY OF DEATH // How integral is abortion to the modern Democratic Party? Well, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards has been invited to join Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez and liberal Senator Bernie Sanders on a national ‘DNC unity tour.’

EDUCATION // School choice has been allowed to succeed in the nation’s capital because of national Republicans in Congress. But the legislation needs to be extended to ensure that children can continue taking advantage of the program.

KOREA // Tensions continue to build on the Korean peninsula. Satellite imagery indicates that North Korea is preparing for a sixth nuclear test. Vice President Pence visited the demilitarized zone over the weekend during his Asian trip.

CORRUPTION // If Trump wants to show he’s serious about draining the swamp, he should fire IRS chief John Koskinen.

POVERTY // An economist estimates that Walmart, by driving prices down, has saved the typical American family more than $2,300 annually.

CATHOLIC // Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrated his 90th birthday in traditional Bavarian style: with pretzels and beer.

CATHOLIC // Six things people get wrong about the Resurrection.

SAINT // Saint James Oldo –

DAILY MASS // “The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.” (Ps 33:5) –


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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor 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 six children.

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