LOOP: House passes anti-hate resolution

ANTI-HATE RESOLUTION   After days of debate, the House passed a resolution condemning hate speech. Several Republicans voted against the measure because it did not single out the anti-Semitic remarks of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-MN. “Let’s be honest with each other,” Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., said during floor debate. “We are here because of the anti-Semitic rhetoric from one member of this chamber, said again and again and again.”  READ 
MANAFORT SENTENCED   Special Counsel Robert Mueller wanted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort sentenced to 19-24 years in prison, but Judge Ellis sentenced him to 47 months instead  READ 
ASSISTED SUICIDE  On their fourth try, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide. The bill now goes to the State Senate. Gov. Larry Hogan is Republican, who claims to be Catholic but supports legal abortion. Back in 2015, Hogan told the Catholic Standard that he opposes physician-assisted suicide.  READ 
CHURCH SCANDAL   French Cardinal Phillippe Barbarin of Lyon, France, was found guilty of failing to report to authorities the alleged sexual abuse of a priest in his diocese. The cardinal was given a six-month suspended prison sentence. He has resigned his position as archbishop.  READ 
COURT PACKING? Eric Holder, attorney general for President Obama, is encouraging Democrats to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court if they win the Senate and White House in 2020.  READ 
VOTING AGE OF 16?  The House overwhelmingly voted down a proposal to let 16-year-olds vote in federal elections. The measure failed 126-305.  READ 
INDECENT MATERIALS  Starting next month, access to pornography in the United Kingdom will require users to confirm their age with a driver’s license, credit card, or passport. Websites that don’t comply could face a $330,000 fine. READ 
#MESTILLME CAMPAIGN   A Catholic mom is fighting abortion in Rhode Island by showcasing photos of babies inside and outside the womb. READ 
PUNISHED FOR ASHES   A fourth grade student in Utah was ordered to wipe ashes off his forehead in front of his classmates. The school’s principal immediately called the boy’s family to apologize. Also, the teacher apologized to the student. READ 
PRAYERS FOR ALABAMA  Pope Francis sent his prayers to Alabama after tornadoes killed 23 people and left dozens of people with homes destroyed.  READ 
SAINT OF THE DAY   Saint John of God’s life story is proof of the possibility of conversion and change with the grace of our merciful God. The first part of his life was not very praiseworthy, but once he turned to God and asked for mercy, he became the saint that we know.  READ 
DAILY READINGS   “A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.” (Ps 51:3)  READ 
FISH FRIDAY  How a Catholic businessman put the Filet-O-Fish on the McDonald’s menu. 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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