LOOP: Border facilities need funding, says health secretary

RHETORIC IS “OUTRAGEOUS” Health secretary Alex Azar denounced politicians who described detention facilities at the border as “concentration camps.” “I think some of this verbiage is just really outrageous,” said Azar, who noted government employees were doing the best they could with facilities “built for single adults coming across back in the 80s, 90s and 2000s.” Azar conceded that the facilities were full, but that’s why he said Congress needed to approve $4.5 billion in emergency funding, as President Trump has requested. READ
UPDATE ON FORCED ABORTION A UK court order to force a disabled woman to have an abortion has apparently been overturned on appeal. A spokeswoman for Right to Life UK said “this is a very welcome decision.”  READ
TURNING ON BIDEN?Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has received several days of negative press because of his comments about working together with segregationist senators in the 1970s. Some are suggesting that Democratic powerbrokers are worried about the strength of the party’s current frontrunner and might turn on Biden in favor of someone else. The left-leaning news site, Huffington Post, ran this article called: “Joe Biden Is Bad At Politics”:  READ 
CATHOLIC IDENTITY Cathedral High School in Indianapolis will recognize the archbishop’s oversight and will not renew the contract of a teacher involved in a same-sex “marriage.” The decision by Cathedral High comes just days after another Indianapolis Catholic school, Brebauf Jesuit Prepartory, told Archbishop Charles Thompson that they would continue to employ a teacher who is involved in a same-sex “marriage.” READ 
GOOGLE BIAS  A whistleblower from Google came forward with an undercover video of a senior Google executive who admitted that the search engine is suppressing conservative viewpoints and trying to “prevent the next Trump situation.”  READ 
MEXICAN TROOPS Mexico has deployed 15,000 troops in the northern part of their country to reduce the flow of illegal migration into the United States. CNN reporter Nick Valencia conceded: “I have never seen this kind of cooperation from Mexico before in terms of immigration.”  READ 
“BERN” THAT DEBT?Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called for canceling $1.6 trillion in student loans and paying for it with a tax on stock, bond, and derivative transactions.  READ 
ONLINE MONEY The GOP’s long-delayed fundraising website launches as Democrats continue to crush Republicans in small online donations. Originally set to be called Patriot Pass, the GOP’s answer to the Democratic powerhouse ActBlue is called WinRed.  READ 
HOLLYWEIRD The pop singer known as Madonna now wants to convince Pope Francis that Jesus supports aborting children. “I think [Pope Francis] would be open to having that conversation with me,” she told an Australian talk show host.  READ 
CATHOLIC BUS CRASH A bus carrying members of a Catholic youth group from New Mexico was involved in a fatal crash in Colorado after attending Steubenville of the Rockies youth conference. Among the dead is Jason Paul Marshall, a seminarian of the Archdiocese of Sante Fe. Join CatholicVote in praying for everyone affected by this horrible accident.  READ 
PROTESTING VATICAN SPORTS? Pro-abortion and LGBT activists distrupted the debut of the Vatican women’s soccer team. The disruption caused the game to be cancelled as protesters handed out leaflets to the media and displayed banners on the sidelines.  READ 
SAINT OF THE DAY  Blessed Jutta of Thuringia, a noble woman with children, became a widow at a young age. She used her means to provide for the children, but once they were grown, she disposed of her wealth, became a Secular Franciscan, and lived a life of austerity.  READ 
DAILY READINGS  “He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.” (Ps 15:2) READ 
CVTV  Where did the idea of “fake news” come from?  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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