LOOP: Majority of Americans want troops to stop caravan




TROOPS AT BORDER  A new poll shows that 6-in-10 Americans want troops to stop the migrant caravan, and that 51% of Hispanics agree.  READ
WHO WILL WIN THE HOUSE?  Election forecaster Nate Silver said that while polling gives the Democrats a 4 in 5 advantage in winning the House, he admits: “polls aren’t always right.” Democrats need to win 23 House seats to win the majority. “No one should be surprised if they only win 19 seats and no one should be surprised if they win 51 seats. Those are both extremely possible.”  READ
ANTI-SEMITISM   The person who wrote “Kill all Jews” in a Brooklyn synagogue was a canvasser for Barack Obama and an employee of former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. According to the New York Times: “During the past 22 months, not one person caught or identified as the aggressor in an anti-Semitic hate crime has been associated with a far right-wing group.”  READ
KAVANAUGH ACCUSER MADE UP CLAIMS  Judy Monro-Leighton, who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, admitted to congressional investigators that she made up her claims to “get attention.” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley referred her to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution. “Ms. Munro-Leighton submitted a fabricated allegation, which diverted Committee resources. When questioned by Committee investigators she admitted it was false, a ‘ploy,’ and a ‘tactic,'” said Grassley. READ
IMMIGRATION POLITICS  The Democratic Party back in 2005 were evenly divided on immigration, with 45% saying it strengthened the country and 44% saying it weakened it. By 2017, 81% of Democrats said it strengthened the country, with 16% dissenting. Now it’s common for Democrats to favor driver’s licenses for immigrants in this country illegally. Ramesh Ponnuru thinks the Democrats have moved so far to the left on immigration that they’ve given President Trump an opening. READ
NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH  President Donald Trump declared November to be “National Adoption Month.”  Trump said: “Adoption affirms the inherent value of human life and signals that every child ‑‑ born or unborn ‑‑ is wanted and loved.” READ
MORE TWEAKS TO HHS MANDATE   The Trump administration is planning on issuing new modifications to the religious exemptions to mandatory employer coverage of contraception. This comes after a federal judge blocked the administration’s rules in December. READ
ONE COUNTRY ENCOURAGES BIG FAMILIES   The Hungarian government wants to reverse its own demographic decline by making it easier for its citizens to have bigger families. And the government sent survey forms to an estimated 8 million households for ideas on how to help families.  READ
PRAYING FOR THE DEAD  The month of November is dedicated to prayers for the faithfully departed. The Church has many liturgical and communal practices to allow the faithful on earth to intercede for the faithful departed. READ
MAN DISTURBS EWTN MASS  A man caused a disturbance and tried to reach the altar during the consecration on the live 7 am televised Mass on EWTN. Security apprehended him and he was issued a warning for trespassing by the local police department. “We ask that our EWTN family keep this individual in their prayers,” said EWTN Chairman Michael Warsaw.  READ
ABBEY LAUNCHES DIGITAL LIBRARY  The priests of the Norbertine order in southern California have launched a digital library called “The Abbot’s Circle” which will provide video, audio, and written resources on the Catholic faith.  READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Today we celebrate a Doctor of the Church, Saint Peter Chrysologus, which means “of the golden words.” As bishop of Ravenna, Saint Peter taught and led his diocese, showing them his commitment to the faith and to the Church’s authority. His writings have come down to us as masterful treatments on what we believe. READ
DAILY READINGS  “In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.” (Ps 131:1)  READ
DEVOTION  20 ways to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. READ

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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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