LOOP: Judge blocks Trump on immigration

JUDGE’S ORDER  A federal judge in San Francisco blocked the Trump administration from sending some asylum seekers back to Mexico to await processing. However, the federal judge agreed to delay his ruling until Friday to give the government a chance to ask an appeal court to review. The ruling came from U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg, an appointee of President Obama.  READ
WHO’S NEXT?  It started Thursday when the Trump administration rescinded the nomination of Ronald Vitiello to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Then on Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Neilsen resigned. Top officials at the Department of Homeland Security are now wondering who’s next on the chopping block.  READ 
SLAVERY REPARATIONS  Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, a presidential candidate, has introduced a bill to explore the possibility of reparation payments to descendants of American slaves.  READ 
BUTTIGIEG ATTACKS PENCE Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who is “married” to a man, went after Vice President Mike Pence’s religious faith. Buttigieg said: “My marriage to Chasten has made me a better man. And yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God…. if you’ve got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”  READ 
DIGNITY OF WOMEN  Elizabeth Warren’s career accomplishments are what many women can only dream. But unfortunately, Elizabeth Warren has also embraced the most radical positions of modern feminist ideology.  READ 
PUBLIC UNIONS After the Supreme Court decision Janus v. AFSCME, government sector unions are hemorrhaging agency fee payers. The Service Employees International Union lost 94% of their agency fee payers. The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees saw a 98% drop in their agency fee payers. But it’s still too soon to see what impact it’ll have on union membership overall.  READ 
AGE LIMITS  Some politicians want to allow 16-year-olds to vote. But over in Illinois, they just raised the age requirement for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21. READ 
CHANGE AT STEUBENVILLE Fr. Sean Sheridan, TOR, has resigned as president of Franciscan University in Steubenville. The university has faced questions for its handling sexual harassment cases.  READ
“SISTER STRIKE”  Sister Mary Jo Sobiek, OP, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Chicago White Sox game last August. Now she’s getting her own baseball card this summer.  READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Casilda grew up as a Muslim. Facing a serious illness as a young woman, she journeyed to a shrine in Spain where she was cured. As a result, she embraced Christianity.  READ 
DAILY READINGS  “O Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come to you.” (Ps 102:2)  READ 
INSPIRING   In Pennsylvania, Carmelits plan a “micro village” similar to the original vision of St. Teresa of Avila. 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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