LOOP: FBI might investigate the sale of baby body parts



FBI INVESTIGATION  The FBI seeks Senate documents on the sale of fetal tissue and body parts — an indication that agents may be investigating if crimes were committed by Planned Parenthood or other abortion providers. http://cvote.it/2mo4oND

SENATE SCANDAL  A fifth accuser of Roy Moore says he assaulted her when she was 16. Additional Republicans distanced themselves from Moore, raising the very real prospect that he might get expelled from the Senate even if he wins the election. http://cvote.it/2mkKNOk

COURT CHALLENGE  This is huge news: The Supreme Court will hear a case on the constitutionality of a California law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to promote abortion. Similar laws in Texas, Maryland, and New York have been struck down by courts.  http://cvote.it/2mp68GE

HEALTH SECRETARY  President Trump nominated Alex Azar as the new Secretary for Health and Human Services. Azar, a former executive at Eli Lilly served as a clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia and also was deputy secretary at HHS during George W. Bush’s administration. http://cvote.it/2mmBgX4

CONGRESS 2018  Republicans have their nominee for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 18th District: State Rep. Rick Saccone. In 2013, Saccone wrote God in Our Government, a book detailing the many ways in which our federal and state governments have recognized God in our laws, art, and public buildings. http://cvote.it/2z077Tk

CORRUPTION TRIAL  Jurors in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, say they are deadlocked. The judge urged them to resume deliberations Tuesday. http://cvote.it/2mnyzEX

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY  More delay and obstruction from the Senate Democrats, who are dragging out the confirmation of Sam Brownback as U.S. ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom. http://cvote.it/2yZzm4w

CATHOLIC DEBATE  Two great Catholic thinkers held a debate over the value and limits of the free market. http://cvote.it/2mkWTqV

BISHOPS’ MEETING  Amid division, we must look to the God who united us, says Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the USCCB. In his address to the U.S. Bishops’ meeting, DiNardo said: “Civility begins in the womb. If we cannot come to love and protect innocent life from the moment God creates it, how can we properly care for each other as we come of age?” http://cvote.it/2mnQ3AX

QUOTE OF THE DAY  “God willing, if the long Lent of 2002 led to badly needed reforms for the Catholic Church, the long fall of 2017 will do the same for Hollywood,” writes Patrick Coffin. http://cvote.it/2yZAIfC 

SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Gertrude the Great – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “I will bless the Lord at all times.” (Ps 34:2) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

REBUILD  The soon-to-be beatified Solanus Casey is a great example of Christian rebuilding. http://cvote.it/2yXticZ


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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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