LOOP: Mexico deports migrants who tried to enter U.S. illegally



MEXICO DEPORTS 500 MIGRANTS   Several hundred migrants who stormed the California border will be deported by the Mexican government for attempting to cross the border “violently” and “illegally.” The attempted crossing prompted the U.S. and Mexico to shut down the port of entry on their respective sides.  READ
BISHOP MORLINO, RIP  Bishop Robert Morlino died suddenly Saturday after suffering a “cardiac event” while undergoing routine tests on Wednesday. Bishop Morlino was an outspoken defender of Church teaching on abortion and marriage. When the McCarrick scandal broke, Bishop Morlino decried the “homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.”  Bishop Morlino was 71. READ
ABORTION RATE DOWN  Some good news: The abortion rate continues to decline. According to the Center for Disease Control, the number of abortions declined by about 4% between 2014 and 2015.  READ
TRANS IN THE MILITARY  The Trump administration is asking for the Supreme Court to leapfrog the appeal courts in order to ensure a hearing on President Trump’s ban on transgender military service before the Supreme Court’s term ends in June. “It involves an issue of imperative public importance: the authority of the U.S. military to determine who may serve in the nation’s armed forces,” said Solicitor General Noal Francisco. Federal trial judges have blocked Trump’s military order.   READ
PRO-LIFE MOVIE  MyPillow CEO Michael Lindell is investing $1 million in “Unplanned” — a movie about Abby Johnson’s conversion from a director of a Planned Parenthood facility to pro-life activist. READ
BIG BROTHER  The Chinese government plans to start a national social credit system by 2021. Under the plan, the government will judge each of its 1.3 billion people with a score that is based on their social behavior. Those deemed untrustworthy will be “unable to move even a single step.” READ
TRADE WITH CHINA  President Trump is succeeding in making China bear the biggest cost of the trade war, according to a new paper from EconPol Europe. “Through its strategic choice of Chinese products, the U.S. government was not only able to minimize the negative effects on U.S. consumers and firms, but also to create substantial net welfare gains in the U.S.,” the researchers wrote. READ
EFFECTS OF THE TAX BILL  The tax cut passed last December brought in record revenues into the U.S. Treasury during the month of October, the first full month of the government’s new fiscal year.  READ
+CUPICH PROMOTED AGAIN  Pope Francis has named Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago to an organizing committee for the February meeting in Rome on sex abuse. Cardinal Cupich had described the contents of Archbishop Carlos Maria Viganò’s 11-page testimony, published Aug. 25, as a “rabbit hole” that he does not think the Church should be going down. READ
CATHOLIC “DRAG SHOW”?  Regis University bills itself as a Catholic university. But they are hosting a “drag show” designed to support ‘gender identity preferences’ of students. Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila asked: “Why is Regis University promoting and teaching an ideology that is contrary to what we know from the Scriptures?”  READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Columban was an Irish missionary who worked on the European continent. He and 12 companions traveled to Gaul where they won the respect of the people. Columban established several monasteries in Europe. READ
DAILY READINGS  “Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.” (Ps 24:1)  READ

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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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