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FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
ARGENTINA REJECTS ABORTION   The Argentina Senate rejected a measure to legalize abortion up to 14 weeks. Back in May, the Argentina House had approved the bill by a slim majority.   READ
McCARRICK SCANDAL   Bishop Robert Barron calls for a mostly lay Catholic team to be appointed to investigate why former Cardinal McCarrick had a disproportionate influence on the appointment of bishops. READ
JIM JORDAN   Former Ohio State wrestler recants claim that Rep. Jim Jordan, R-OH, knew of sexual abuse. “At no time did I ever say or have any direct knowledge that Jim Jordan knew of Dr. Richard Strauss’s inappropriate behavior,” said Mark Coleman.  READ
PROTECTING CATHOLIC ADOPTION   Rep. Mike Kelly, R-PA, is trying to rally support for his bill, the Child Welfare Protection Inclusion Act, which would prohibit agencies that receive federal funding from excluding organizations based on their sincerely held beliefs. “The most distasteful part of this debate is certain people are saying ‘because you don’t think like we do, we’re going to shut you down,'” Kelly said.  READ
FREE SPEECH ON THE INTERNET?  The decision by Apple, Facebook, and YouTube to strip Infowars content from their platforms exposes a larger problem of Silicon Valley bias that has huge implications for the free exchange of ideas. READ
EDUCATION  Lucy McHale is a 14-year-old student at a public school in Maryland. She also comes from a large Catholic family. And she has more courage than most of the people you know. READ
CULTURE  15 celebrities announce their support for Planned Parenthood’s abortion manifesto.   READ
SERVICE   Sister Emma of the Immaculate Heart of Mary celebrated the 75th anniversary of her first profession.  READ
LITURGICAL RENEWAL   The Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon, issues a liturgical handbook to ensure greater reverence for the Eucharist and the Mass. Archbishop Alexander Sample said: “My desire and motivation is to call this community in the Archdiocese of Portland to a more reverent, beautiful celebration of the liturgy, according to the Church’s norms.” READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Devotion to Saint Lawrence dates back to the earliest days of the Church. While we do not know many facts about him, his courageous witness to the faith is well known, as well as some interesting legends which, as legends, may or may not be true. They show the fascination with Saint Lawrence and his testimony to the faith.  READ
DAILY READINGS  “Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.” (Ps 112:1)  READ
25 YEARS AGO   World Youth Day in Denver was 25 years ago this week. And when organizers presented Jesus as a female mime, Mother Angelica took her gloves off and delivered a righteous rebuke. “I’m so tired of you Liberal Church in America… you have no spirituality that attracts. Your religious orders are going down. You don’t have vocations, and you don’t even care. Your whole purpose is to destroy,” said Mother Angelica.  WATCH
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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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