LOOP: Al Franken says he won’t resign



SENATE SCANDAL  Senator Al Franken, D-MN, won’t resign his seat in the wake of an accusation that he kissed and groped a women without her consent. http://cvote.it/2zjyQ1H

SENATE SCANDAL  Why can’t more Republicans back Roy Moore’s opponent, Doug Jones? “One word: abortion,” says Matt Lewis. http://cvote.it/2mJYpD9

MEDIA BIAS  Hillary basically admitted that the liberal press saved her husband from being run out of office. She said Bill Clinton would not have ‘survived’ if Fox News had been around just a few years earlier. http://cvote.it/2zjMOkd

‘GET THE PRO-LIFER!’  Pro-life Democrats like Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-IL, are an endangered species. New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand apparently thinks that’s one too many. She’s endorsed a pro-abortion challenger to Lipinski. http://cvote.it/2zj4xZ7

POLITICS & CULTURE  Some conservatives like to say that politics is downstream of culture. But Frank Cannon disagrees strongly: “Nothing could be further from the truth. Politics isn’t downstream from culture; it is a part of culture and can drive culture as a whole.” Must-read article: http://cvote.it/2zjATTr 

BOOKS  Catholic author Paul Kengor has a new book called The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism: The Killingest Idea Everhttp://cvote.it/2zigNsK

CATHOLIC  Steve Bannon: Saint Ignatius helped me quit drinking alcohol for 19 years. http://cvote.it/2zhNAxZ

BLESSED SOLANUS CASEY  More than 60,000 people from across the country filled Ford Field in Detroit for the beatification Mass for Solanus Casey. http://cvote.it/2zj2BQ6

SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “Blessed are those who fear the Lord.” (Ps 128:1) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

BEAUTY  St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy.


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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, 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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