LOOP: Democrats call for removal of statues in U.S. Capitol

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CONFEDERATE // The push to remove statues and rename things seems to have only just begun. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, called for all statues of Confederate leaders be removed from the U.S. Capitol building. Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-NY, is working on a bill which would mandate military installations with names of Confederate generals (like Fort Bragg, Fort Hood, and Fort Benning) be renamed. http://cvote.it/2w77Yzt

TERRORISM // Five suspected terrorists have been killed following a deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain. At least 13 people were murdered and 100 injured when a van rampaged through the city. http://cvote.it/2w7ahT5

CORRUPTION // Senate Democrats are openly plotting about keeping Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, in the Senate — even if he gets convicted of a felony. (If Menendez were to resign or be removed from the Senate before early January, his replacement would be picked by Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who is winding down his final months in office. Remember, the Obamacare replacement bill failed by only one vote. http://cvote.it/2vNuR8z

VIOLENT LEFT // In their own words: The radical political goals of Antifa (who claim to be “anti-fascists.”) “We need to make this country ungovernable,” declared a female leader for Refuse Fascism shortly after the inauguration. “We need to do what the German people should have done when Hitler was elected.” http://cvote.it/2w7cbDi

PP SCANDAL // Pro-life investigator David Daleiden got great news as the 9th Circuit sent back a lower court’s ruling against him. Daleiden’s investigations uncovered how the abortion industry sells body parts from aborted children. May God have mercy on our soul. http://cvote.it/2w7vDQe

SPORTS // There have been rumors of a possible canonization of baseball great Roberto Clemente. And while he clearly lead a life of virtue, Vatican officials said that a recent news story which suggested that Pope Francis had “blessed” the canonization efforts of Roberto Clemente were “not true.” http://cvote.it/2w7zLzI

CATHOLIC // Catholics in Guam pray for peace amid ongoing nuclear threats from North Korea. More than 80% of Guam’s 162,000 population are Catholic. http://cvote.it/2w7fLgz

CATHOLIC // Cardinal Raymond Burke, former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, says it is “now necessary” that a declaration be issued on key areas of Church doctrine which are “not clear” in Pope Francis’ teachings. http://cvote.it/2w6aczi

SAINT // Saint Louis of Toulouse – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS // “His mercy endures forever.” (Ps 136:1) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

STATUE // The Kirkland Monument in Fredericksburg remembers a selfless Civil War hero who braved the battlefield to give water to his dying enemies. http://cvote.it/2w79CBl

 

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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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