LOOP: Blue-collar job growth at highest rate in 3 decades




SUPREME COURT NOMINATION  The Senate Judiciary Committee could vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as early as this Thursday, along with several other federal judges awaiting approval from the Senate panel. If approved by the Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh would still need approval by the full Senate. READ
BLUE-COLLAR BOOM  Blue-collar jobs in mining, manufacturing, and construction, grew at their fastest pace since 1984. In fact, blue collar jobs are growing at a faster rate than service-industry jobs. The Washington Post is calling it a “blue-collar boom.”  READ
JUDICIAL REFORM  A new GOP bill would stop federal courts from issuing national injunctions. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-VA, said: “It simply cannot be the law that opponents of government action can seek a preliminary injunction and lose in 93 of the 94 judicial districts, win one injunction in the 94th, and through that injunction obtain a stay of government action nationwide despite it being upheld elsewhere.”  READ
HHS MANDATE  During last week’s Supreme Court hearings, liberal senators pounced on comments in one of Judge Kavanaugh’s opinions related to the HHS contraception mandate. READ
MISSOURI PRO-LIFE LAW   The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit said that Missouri can enforce a law that requires abortion facilities to have doctors with admitting privileges at local hospitals. READ
CULTURE  A Canadian anti-bullying group has created an actual “trans” puppet to teach children about “gender issues.” READ
REACTING TO THE SCANDAL  The 2002 sex abuse crisis was about the priest-offenders. The current problem involves bishops. That’s why Msgr. William King says the Church should seek a synod about bishops. READ
SAINT QUOTE   “Virtue is nothing without the trial of temptation, for there is no conflict without an enemy, no victory without strife.” -Pope St. Leo the Great
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Cyprian played an important role in the development of Christian thought and practice in the early Church. He was a noted speaker who became a Christian as an adult. He was ordained a priest within two years of his conversion and was then chosen the Bishop of Carthage. READ
DAILY READINGS  “The Lord takes delight in his people.” (Ps 149:1)  READ

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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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