CV LOOP: Trump diplomatic in Mexico, spirited in Arizona



2016 // Donald Trump’s gamble to fly down to Mexico paid off. Trump and Nieto were very diplomatic towards each other. And after the meeting, they stood before the press “like two world leaders calmly and rationally discussing the issues of the day.”

IMMIGRATION // After his meeting with the President of Mexico, Trump went to Arizona and gave a speech where he struck a more aggressive tone against illegal immigration. “We have to listen to the concerns that working people, our forgotten working people, have over the record pace of immigration and its impact on their jobs, wages, housing, schools, tax bills and general living conditions,” Trump said.

2016 // A record number of Americans now dislike Hillary Clinton. And registered voters view her about as negatively as Trump.

2016 // In just the last week, $10 million has been raised in a new campaign aimed at mobilizing pastors and their evangelical congregations.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK // “It is almost impossible to imagine a robust Christian civilization, or a robust spiritual life, without music,” said Bishop James Conley on the necessity of music.

COUNTDOWN TO CANONIZATION // Mother Teresa changed countless lives — three in particular.

CATHOLIC // Restoration of Norcia’s Benedictine monastery and basilica will cost millions of dollars, following last week’s devastating earthquake.

ON THIS DAY // 1864 – Atlanta falls to Union forces.

SAINT OF THE DAY // Saint Giles –

DAILY READINGS // Today’s readings –

TRUTH // Basilica of Holy Hill – National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Hubertus, Wisconsin.

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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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