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TEACHER SUES CATHOLIC CHURCH A teacher whose contract was terminated by a Cathedral High School in Indianapolis due to his same-sex “marriage” is now suing the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. The Archdiocese responded: “All teachers, school leaders and guidance counselors are ministers and witnesses of the faith, who are expected to uphold the teachings of the Church in their daily lives, both in and out of school.”  READ
CALIFORNIA Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-CA, signed into law legislation to provide health care benefits to illegal immigrants between the ages of 19-25. Those under 19 already have coverage.  READ
STOCKS CLIMB The stock market jumped after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell indicated that the central bank might lower interest rates later this month.  READ
NORTHERN IRELAND The British Parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland. The vote will only take effect if the region’s own legislature is not functional by Oct. 21. “There is something particularly cynical, however, in taking advantage of the present political crisis to remove the right to life of the most vulnerable of our people; the unborn baby,” said Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh. READ 
APA PROMOTES ADULTERY The American Psychology Association is concerned that people who practice “consensual non-monogamy” are unduly “margalized.” Pro-family activist Cathy Ruse said the national organization is trying to provide “protected legal status” to swingers. “How long will it take American public schools to incorporate swinging into their sex ed?”  READ 
QUOTE OF THE DAY  “On Amazon, you can buy almost any book written throughout human history—from the Bible to Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,”or even a book glorifying pedophilia. As of last week, however, you cannot get any of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Sr.’s books about leaving homosexuality—because Amazon just banned them all.” -Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, Jr., licensed clinical psychologist.  READ 
BIG TECH  Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee appear to be warming up to legislation offered by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-MO, to end legal liability safe harbor for internet companies who practice systemic viewpoint discrimination.   READ 
WHISTLEBLOWER  Eric Cochran was the whistleblower working at Pinterest who exposed the company’s widespread bias against Christian and pro-life viewpoints. In June, he discovered that Pinterest had categorized the pro-life group Live Action as “pornographic” thereby dramatically hintering the ability to share the group’s content on their site. Cochran gave an exclusive interview with the National Catholic Register.  READ 
ARCHBISHOP HAS CANCERArchbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville is asking for prayers after he has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. “I feel well, and with the encouragement of Dr. George, I have remained active during this time,” said Archbishop Kurtz, who served as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2013 to 2016.  READ 
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Benedict is known as the Father of Western Monasticism due to his great influence on the shape and character of monastic life in the West. Living the life of a hermit, others witnessed his lifestyle and wanted to follow. He eventually organized these men and wrote a Rule governing their communal life. Noted for its moderation and hospitality, the Rule continues to nurture the Cistercians as well as the Benedictines of today. READ 
DAILY READINGS  “Remember the marvels the Lord has done.” (Ps 105:16)   READ 

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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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