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IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ORDER   President Trump issued an executive order calling for an end to family separations at the border. The executive order would rely on modifying a court settlement from 1997. The action comes after several days of backlash over family separations at the border. READ
DEMOCRATS ATTACK TRUMP ORDER  Democrats spent days attacking President Trump for splitting up families at the border. Now that President Trump has issued an executive order calling for an end to family separations, Senate Democrats are accusing him of detaining migrant families ‘indefinitely.’ Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, called the allegation “patently false.” READ
LA ARCHBISHOP WELCOMES TRUMP ORDER  Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles said he “welcomed” President Trump’s executive order ending family separations, a practice that the archbishop called “cruel.” However, Archbishop Gomez said he was “disappointed” in the two GOP immigration bills that the House is expected to vote on today. READ
ALLEGATIONS AGAINST CARDINAL  The Archdiocese of New York announced that it had conducted an investigation against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, stating that an allegation of sexual abuse from nearly 50 years ago was “credible and substantiated.” McCarrick was a priest in the New York archdiocese before becoming Archbishop of Newark, then later Archbishop of Washington. READ
YOUTH SYNOD  The Youth synod’s working document uses the “LGBT” acronym used by the homosexual movement instead of “same-sex attraction” and appears to place heterosexual and homosexual couples on the same level. The document omits references to Church teaching that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.”  READ
INTERNET MOB  The ‘fact-checker’ for New Yorker magazine defamed a combat veteran. She has not yet apologized. READ
FLAKING ON JUDICIAL REFORM  Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, has been a frequent critic of President Trump. Now he’s using his perch on the Senate Judiciary Committee to block votes on the nominations of all of President Trump’s pending appellate court nominees unless he gets favorable action on travel to Cuba and issues related to tariffs. Republicans have a slim 11-10 advantage on the Senate Judiciary Committee. READ
REAGAN MOVIE  Dennis Quaid set to star as Ronald Reagan in a new movie about the 40th president based on two biographies from author Paul Kengor. Former Attorney General Ed Meese, a close friend of Reagan’s, will be an advisor on the film. READ
ACTOR LOSES IT  Actor Peter Fonda apologizes for saying the president’s son should be kidnapped and caged with pedophiles. A spokeswoman for the First Lady said that the Secret Service was notified about about the actor’s now-deleted tweet. READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Aloysius Gonzaga was a precocious child who had a spiritual awakening at the age of 7. As a young adult, and after a prolonged battle with his father, he entered the Jesuits where he had to learn to live and maneuver within community, and give up some of his independent ways of doing things. Aloysius helped nurse patients of the plague which he caught and from which he died. READ
DAILY MASS READINGS  “Rejoice in the Lord, you just!” (Ps 97:12)  READ
SPORTS  Mike Sweeney was a five-time American League All-Star first baseman who served as the captain of the Kansas City Royals. A committed man of faith and a Knight of Columbus, he shares his powerful testimony of faith, character and the true meaning of fatherhood. WATCH

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. 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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  1. Rob Schroeder on

    It is very disturbing how this website simply repeats whatever the Trump Administration says as fact. Honest question: is the purpose of this website to support the Trump Administration, no matter what it does?
    On June 15, Rev. Ben Johnson wrote in an article: “ICE lacks the facilities to keep families together. ICE operates three family detention facilities, which can accommodate 3,326 people. Border Patrol agents captured nearly three-times as many “family units” breaking immigration laws in May alone – 59,113 since last October. ‘We can’t have children with parents who are in incarceration,’ said [Alex] Azar, [Secretary of Health and Human Services]. Thus, most children must either be released with their families as a unit or held separately from their parents.”
    On June 18, Brian Burch wrote: “Earlier this year, the Trump Administration issued a ‘zero tolerance’ policy in an attempt to end the chaos at the border. Part of this new policy included separating children from parents. This decision was NOT required by law, but was inevitable given the impossibility of housing children in current detention centers together with adults…”
    Three days later, we are now supposed to just forget all this and now believe that the opposite is true? Suddenly the federal government HAS found the space to keep families together. Amazing work?!?
    I’m sorry, but it’s absurd to assume that something that was impossible three days ago is now possible three days later. The conclusion is rather obvious: rather than putting forth facts, you have been simply parroting the Trump Administration. I mean, Rev. Johnson literally just quoted the HHS Secretary and declared that because he said kids must be separated from their parents, that’s the way things must be, because he said so.
    This should come to an end. We as Catholics can do better than this.

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