LOOP: CatholicVote co-founder nominated for ambassadorship

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CV CO-FOUNDER NOMINATED  President Trump has nominated CatholicVote co-founder Joseph Cella to be ambassador of Fiji. In addition to his work with CatholicVote, Cella founded the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in 2004 and served as Catholic liaision for Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016. The Senate will need to confirm Cella before he can begin his service. Congratulations, Joe!  http://cvote.it/2ErUiEk

DACA ORDER ON ICE?  A second federal judge has prevented the Trump administration from ending the Obama administration’s policy on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (known as DACA). The Supreme Court is currently considering whether to take up the Trump administration’s appeal of the first judge’s ruling against them. http://cvote.it/2EpY15l

TRUMP APPROVAL UP MORE  Even a Democratic organization’s polling has Trump’s approval rating climbing up to 44%. The group, Priorities USA, released the polling as a warning to Democrats that their attacks against Trump’s style were getting nowhere with voters who are more concerned with health care and the economy. Their polling also showed Democrats with a narrow 4-point lead on a generic ballot for Congress. http://cvote.it/2ErrCLu

MORE JUDICIAL NOMINEES  President Trump announced a 13th wave of judicial nominees. And obstructionist Democrats are insisting on burning up 30 hours of debate over every single nomination. According to court watcher Carrie Severino, “The Senate would have to work continuously all day and night for over 36 days straight in order to process all of the pending nominees.” http://cvote.it/2ErLrm3 

CATHOLIC IDENTITY  A Catholic school in Florida was right to fire a teacher who publicly announced a “marriage” to someone of the same sex — in direct contradiction with the Church’s teachings on human sexuality. But it’s important to remember that cultural pressures are often as much of a threat to the faith as the government. The press is agitating parents in dissent against the school. http://cvote.it/2EqlXFH

CATHOLIC VOTE RADIO HOUR  Amazon is censoring a Catholic publisher’s book ads. Listen to this interview with Josh Rudegeair of Ascension (formerly Ascension Press), from Episode 22 of the CatholicVote Radio Hour! http://cvote.it/2Etll1K

BELLY OF THE BEAST  Family activist Austin Ruse has sat through years of shocking meetings at the United Nations and throughout the world. “But last Thursday I saw something worse. I went to the sex-education committee meeting of the Fairfax County School Board. I have never seen anything as shocking.” http://cvote.it/2EpsfVN   

WOLF! WOLF! WOLF!  Bishop Dewane in November called the Republican health care plan “unacceptable.” Last month, he called the GOP tax bill “unconscionable.” So what did Bishop Dewane say about President Trump’s budget plan? “Our nation must never seek to balance the budget on the backs of the poor at home and abroad.” http://cvote.it/2ErSNpK

SAINT OF THE DAY  Saints Cyril and Methodius were missionaries who faced the difficulties of reaching new peoples by writing the foreign language in a new alphabet and translating the liturgy for the local people. http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.” (Ps 51:3) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

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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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