CV LOOP: New religious liberty law signed in South Dakota



RELIGIOUS LIBERTY // The South Dakota governor signs religious liberty protections for adoption agencies. Jim Kinyon, executive director of South Dakota’s Catholic Social Services, has said that the legislation attempts to ensure the state doesn’t discriminate against faith-based organizations for their “sincerely held” beliefs.

HEALTH CARE // HHS Secretary Tom Price said he doesn’t expect anybody to be “worse off financially” under the House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. “Understanding that they’ll have choices that they can select the kind of coverage that they want for themselves and for their family, not the government forces them to buy,” said Price on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press.'”

CHINA // Donald Trump might be dialing back his criticisms of China.

TIME CHANGE // The suffering of the spring-time change — which occured this weekend — begins with the loss of an hour of sleep, which leads to more car accidents, strokes and heart attacks.

EDUCATION // After the riot at Middlebury College, it’s time to start using market reforms to shake up secondary education.

MONDAY MOTIVATION // “When you approach the tabernacle remember that he has been waiting for you for twenty centuries.” – Saint Josemaria Escriva

CAMPAIGN 2020 // Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-NY, has hired two fundraisers in what is being described as a ‘sign’ that he is gunning for a presidential bid. Cuomo is stridently pro-abortion yet still claims to be ‘Catholic.’

CATHOLIC // Despite being victims of harassment and violence, Egypt’s Coptic Christians have set a standard of forgiveness that everyone should imitate, the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the U.K. has said.

CATHOLIC // Echoes of St. Benedict as Norcia monks rebuild after earthquake.

SAINT // Saint Leander of Seville –

DAILY MASS // “Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.” (Ps 130:10) –

SPIRITUAL WARFARE //  Exorcists in the United States say that demonic activity is on the rise.

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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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