LOOP: Attack on Iran stopped at last minute

IRAN ALMOST ATTACKEDPresident Trump had ordered a military strike against Iran, but then called it off at the last minute. The proposed attack came in response to Iran shooting down a U.S. military drone. READ
PEACE CROSS STAYSThe Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that a cross-shaped war memorial on public land can stay, and doesn’t violate the Constitution. “Its removal or radical alteration at this date would be seen by many not as a neutral act but as the manifestation of ‘a hostility toward religion that has no place in our Establishment Clause traditions,’” Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the Supreme Court majority.  READ
PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDINGA federal appeals court panel gave the green light to the Trump administration’s spending restrictions against abortion providers in Title X funding. With the injunctions no longer in place, Planned Parenthood stands to lose approximately $60 million in funding.  READ 
CATHOLIC IDENTITY The Archbishop of Indianapolis said a Jesuit high school will no longer be recognized as Catholic. The Archdiocese requested that Brebeuf Jesuit Prep not renew a contract of a teacher who is in a same-sex “marriage.” The school rejected the Archdiocese’s request and have said they will continue to employ a teacher who is in a same-sex marriage.  READ 
RHODE ISLAND SCANDAL  Gov. Gina Raimondo, D-RI, signed a bill that enshrines Roe v. Wade into state law. Raimondo claims to be “Catholic” and Rhode Island has the highest percentage of Catholics in the country. The Rhode Island Catholic Conference called it “a sad day for Rhode Island, and a tragedy for thousands of defenseless unborn.”   READ 
TRUMP STRATEGYThe Trump campaign said he might not focus on swing voters in his reelection bid. “People all think you have to change people’s minds. You have to get people to show up that believe in you,” said Brad Parscale, President Trump’s campaign manager.   READ 
SENATE 2020 Roy Moore announced that he’s running for the Senate again. Moore lost a 2017 Senate race in the very Republican state of Alabama after allegations of sexual misconduct with minors.  READ 
CHURCH SCANDAL One year after the scandal broke, disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick lives at a friary in rural Kansas.  READ 
CORPUS CHRISTI  Lanciano is the most famous Eucharastic miracle, but there have been many over the centuries, including some recent ones. READ 
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Aloysius Gonzaga was a precocious child who had a spiritual awakening at the age of 7. As a young adult, and after a prolonged battle with his father, he entered the Jesuits where he had to learn to live and maneuver within community, and give up some of his independent ways of doing things. Aloysius helped nurse patients of the plague which he caught and from which he died.  READ 
DAILY READINGS  “From all their distress God rescues the just.” (Ps 34:2) READ 
CVTV  Should bishops ban some Catholic politicians from Communion? Here’s what happened when one archbishop tried it in 1962.  SHARE 

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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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