LOOP: Little Sisters are heading back to court

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY  The Little Sisters of the Poor are returning to court. This time they won’t face off against the federal government but California and Pennsylvania — where they continue to restrict the religious freedom of the Little Sisters. http://cvote.it/2mOrLjW 

IMMIGRATION & RULE OF LAW  A federal judge blocks President Trump’s order cracking down on sanctuary cities. A sanctuary city is a local government which refuses to coordinate with federal immigration enforcement officers. The Justice Department pledged to challenge the ruling. http://cvote.it/2mUQZx9 

MUGABE OUT  Robert Mugabe was dictator of Zimbabwe for 37 years. His country in economic ruin, he finally relinquished control at the age of 93. http://cvote.it/2mQ2DJj

DEREGULATION  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the end of Obama’s “net neutrality” regulations. “Working with my colleagues, I look forward to returning to the light-touch, market-based framework that unleashed the digital revolution and benefited consumers here and around the world,” said Pai, who was appointed chairman by President Trump. http://cvote.it/2znO8Cl

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT  So why does Congress have a slush fund for paying out sexual harassment settlements — using our taxpayer dollars? http://cvote.it/2mOF4kd

ALABAMA SENATE  President Trump comes close to endorsing Roy Moore. “We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat — [Doug] Jones,” Trump said. “Forty years is a long time. He’s run eight races, and this has never come up… All you can do is, you have to do what you have to do. [Moore] totally denies it,” said Trump. http://cvote.it/2mRd8w7

INDECENT MATERIAL  Florida is considering a resolution to declare pornography a public health crisis. States like Utah, South Dakota, and Virginia have all passed resolutions calling the proliferation of porn a public health crisis in recent months. http://cvote.it/2mNi4C0 

THANKSGIVING  Meet the woman who helped make Thanksgiving a U.S. holiday. http://cvote.it/2mQUIeQ

THANKSGIVING  How some Catholics are serving up Thanksgiving for the poor. http://cvote.it/2mRgfnK

CONVERSION  Muslims are converting to Christianity in record numbers. One Coptic Orthodox priest is so effective, that Muslims have reportedly placed a $60 million bounty on his head. http://cvote.it/2mPxWE9 

SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Cecilia – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.” (Ps 17:1) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

THANKSGIVING  “Thanksgiving is set aside not to plunge us ever deeper into political division, but to fix our eyes on the goods which we share in common. And this is why we associate Thanksgiving most specifically with friends and family, with food and with football,” writes Chad Pecknold in Thanksgiving as the Basis of Freedom  – http://cvote.it/2mScdM0    

 

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. 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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