LOOP: Feds sue California for not complying with immigration law



CALIFORNIA VS THE FEDS  The Justice Department is suing California over its ‘sanctuary state’ policy which deliberately prevent working with federal immigration policies. “The Department of Justice and the Trump Administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair, and unconstitutional policies,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions. http://cvote.it/2tkLpqR

FROM CNBC TO WHITE HOUSE?  Economist and TV host Larry Kudlow is rumored to be possible replacement for Gary Cohn, who stepped down as top economic adviser after President Trump announced his plans for steel and aluminum tariffs. http://cvote.it/2tpSXse

DIGITAL BLACKOUT  Most people think that digital companies are viewpoint neutral, especially those involving social media. But that’s not the case. Twitter, for example, keeps censoring pro-lifers. http://cvote.it/2tndrBV

PROTECT HEALTH CARE WORKERS  The U.S. Bishops issued a statement encouraging Congress to enact legislation to ensure that health care workers do not have to participate in abortions. “Increasing and fierce attacks on conscience rights regarding abortion cry out for an immediate remedy. Nurses and other health care providers and institutions are being forced to choose between participating in abortions or leaving health care altogether,” said Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz. http://cvote.it/2tm1vR1

PRO-LIFE CATHOLIC IN TROUBLE  The National Catholic Register profiles the election in Illinois’ 3rd District. The abortion lobby is spending over a million dollars to unseat Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-IL, one of the very last pro-life Democrats left. The Register noted that pro-life groups like the Susan B. Anthony List and CatholicVote were involved. “I can’t help but wonder: Where is the Catholic left?” asked Joshua Mercer, Political Director of CatholicVote. “All these pro-life Catholic liberals? Are they donating? Writing about it? Giving any air support for Dan?” http://cvote.it/2tnJkub   

RELIGION IN PUBLIC LIFE  A French court has ordered that a cross and statue of Pope John Paul II must be removed from public land. The town of Ploërmel has sold the sculpture so it can be displayed on church property. http://cvote.it/2thZWnm 

U.S. CATHOLIC REACTION TO POPE  According to a new poll from Pew Research, 84% of American Catholics say they have a favorable view of Pope Francis. But there are signs that American Catholics are less enamored with him. The poll finds that just 37% of Catholic Republicans think Pope Francis is a “major change for the better” — a big decline from 60% four years ago. http://cvote.it/2tlCup0

POPULISM  All across the globe, center left parties and coalitions are crumbling. “Almost anywhere that there is economic stagnation or deindustrialization — East Germany, Northern industrial towns in Britain, southern Italy, Appalachia — there is a populist politics that wants to reverse, slow down, or at least tame the economic and social consequences of globalism,” writes Michael B. Dougherty. http://cvote.it/2tnfjKX

SAINT OF THE DAY  The Church faced persecutions early on in its history. Saints Perpetua and Felicity are two well-known names among the martyrs. While we don’t know much about them, we do have Saint Perpetua’s diary that gives a few facts about their last days.  http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “Praise the Lord, Jerusalem. ” (Ps 147:12) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

WOW  The U.S.S. Lexington, sunk in 1942, has been found. And the images are simply breathtaking. May we never forget those who gave their lives in service to our country. http://cvote.it/2to1mN2


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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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