LOOP: Kavanaugh slams Court for not hearing religious case

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KAVANAUGH ON RELIGION   Justice Brett Kavanaugh slammed the Supreme Court for declining to hear a case about whether churches in New Jersey are entitled to public funds for historic preservation. “Barring religious organizations because they are religious from a general historic-preservation grants program is pure discrimination against religion,” said Kavanaugh.   READ 
CAMPAIGN VIOLATION?  Rep. Alexadria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff appear to control an outside PAC which provided considerable financial help to her campaign, according to an investigation by the Daily Caller News Foundation. ““If the facts as alleged are true, and a candidate had control over a PAC that was working to get that candidate elected, then that candidate is potentially in very big trouble and may have engaged in multiple violations of federal campaign finance law, including receiving excessive contributions,” said former Republican FEC commissioner Hans von Spakovsky.  READ 
EMERGENCY DECLARATION   The Senate will pass a declaration revoking President Trump’s emergency declaration, predicted Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. At least four Republicans will join all Democrats in voting for the resolution. However, Congress would not be able to override an expected veto.  READ 
VATICAN ARCHIVES  Pope Francis orders the archives of Pope Pius XII’s pontificate to be opened. The action is intended to shed light on whether the pope was heroic or did too little to help the Jewish people. READ 
2020 Hillary Clinton has ruled out a 2020 presidential run: “I’m not running.” READ 
COVINGTON   Attorneys for Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann slammed the Washington Post for their non-apology editor’s note. “The Post’s efforts were too little and too late,” the attorneys said. READ 
WOOING JUSTICE ROBERTS  The Chief Justice is considered the new “swing vote.” The Progressive Left is now trying to set up a conflict between John Roberts the “institutionalist” and John Roberts the “originalist.”  READ 
PAY EQUITY   Google conducted an internal audit and discovered that they were underpaying men. As a result, Google will award $9.7 million from a compensation fund, with a majority of it going to men. READ 
WHITE HOUSE HONORS   The North Dakota State football team was also served fast food at the White House. READ 
LENT   “The Church has what the world needs. Right now the world—and the Church—need repentance. The Church, with perfect timing, has it. Lent,” writes Dale Ahlquist. READ 
SOLIDARITY & SUBSIDIARITY  “The Catholic principle of subsidiarity protects a people who value their freedom. Democratic proposals like the ‘Family Fun Pack’ are more appropriate for people living in countries where all authority is concentrated at the top,” said Christina Jeffrey.  READ 
SAINT OF THE DAY   Saint John Joseph of the Cross entered the Franciscan community at the age of 16. A humble man, he was asked to serve his community in a number of leadership roles, including provincial minister. Yet he retained his simplicity throughout and retired to the quiet service of confessor.  READ 
DAILY READINGS   “To the upright I will show the saving power of God.”
 (Ps 50:5)  READ 

PREPARING FOR LENT  Here’s a list of 100 edifying Lenten penances.   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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