LOOP: Gunmen kills dozens of worshippers at New Zealand mosques

NEW ZEALAND MASSACRE  Two gunman opened fire at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. One of the murderers live-streamed his massacre on social media. Authorities said “at least 27” Muslim worshippers were dead. “This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Join CV in praying for the people of New Zealand.  READ 
TRUMP PROMISES VETO  The Senate passed a resolution to revoke his emergency declaration on the southern border. Twelve Democrats joined all Senate Democrats in the 59-41 vote. After the vote, President Trump tweeted: “I look forward to VETOING the just passed Democrat inspired Resolution which would OPEN BORDERS while increasing Crime, Drugs, and Trafficking in our Country.”  READ 
LOWER VOTING AGE?  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi supports lowering the voting age from 18 to 16. Last week, the House defeated an amendment that would have lowered the voting age in federal elections to 16, in a 126-305 vote. READ 
REP. OMAR IN TROUBLE?  Minnesota Democrats are considering supporting a primary challenge to Rep. Ilhan Omar, after her anti-Semitic remarks made national headlines.  READ 
BETO’S ADVISOR  Becky Bond, a top adviser to Beto O’Rourke, is not only an avowed socialist, but called Saul Alinsky a “moderate.”  READ 
ATTACKING A MARY STATUE  A woman tried to take a statue of the Virgin Mary from Catholics who were protesting a Drag Queen Story Hour. When police intervened, the woman screamed: “Get off of me.. I don’t know what a statue is.”  READ 
CARDINAL DANNEELS DIES  Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels dies at the age of 85. In recent years, Danneels was accused of covering up clerical sexual abuse.  READ 
CARDINAL PELLCanon lawyer Ed Condon examines what’s next for Cardinal Pell, who was sentenced to six years in prison after a conviction of five charges of sexual abuse of minors. READ 
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Louise de Marillac had an open heart for the poor. Along with Saint Vincent de Paul, she eventually formed what would become a religious order known as the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. By the time of her death, the community had 40 houses in France.  READ 
DAILY READINGS  “If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, who can stand?” (Ps 130:1)  READ 
NO MEAT TODAY  The good folks over at Catholic Cuisine have a long list of recipes for meatless Fridays. In fact, they have recipes for all of Lent, including Simnel Cake for Laetare Sunday, and Hot Cross Buns for Good Friday. Might want to share this link with your favorite foodie.   SHARE

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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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