LOOP: NFL commissioner calls on players to stand



HOLLYWOOD SCANDAL  Several major celebrities including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow announced that Harvey Weinstein had made unwanted sexual advances on them.  Other women came forward accusing Weinstein of sexual assault. http://cvote.it/2gaQGf5 

NFL CHANGES COURSE  You have to consider this a win for President Donald Trump. In a letter to owners, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote: “We believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem.” http://cvote.it/2gaD3Mz

ANTHEM PROTESTS  Former NFL coach Mike Ditka didn’t mince words on players who kneel during the Anthem: “Go to another country.” http://cvote.it/2gb016w

THE NEW CENSORS  Twitter reverses course and will allow pro-life congresswoman Marsha Blackburn to promote her ad referencing the Planned Parenthood scandal involving baby body parts. Twitter can pulled the ad, calling it “inflammatory.” http://cvote.it/2g9GcML

MOTIVE FOR VEGAS KILLER?  Is there a link between cultural alienation and killer in Vegas? “The search for the shooter’s motive keeps turning up nothing. The nothing here may actually tell us something, though. This was a man untethered to society. He was unmarried. He was unchurched. He was unrooted. He was adrift,” writes Tim Carney. http://cvote.it/2gbB5vE

QUOTE OF THE WEEK  “So much cultural & personal hurt due to sexual sin. Maybe the church should see its sexual ethics as a gift of common grace to the world.” Andrew T. Walker.

TAX PLAN CHANGES  President Trump said he plans to make changes to his tax plan within the next few weeks, after criticism that the plan could raise taxes for some middle-class families. “We’ll be adjusting a little bit over the next few week to make it even stronger, but I will tell you it’s become very, very popular,” said Trump. http://cvote.it/2gaSEMq  

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MEDIA BIAS  A New York Times editor brags about his anti-Trump bias and claims to be a former member of the radical leftist group called Antifa. http://cvote.it/2gbWMMb

HEROIC WITNESS  Priest who secretly ministered under Soviet rule moves closer to sainthood. Venerable Fr. Serafin Kaszuba, pray for us! http://cvote.it/2gc1ych

KEEPING THE FAITH  How do you keep your kids Catholic in college? Be the saint your were meant to be. http://cvote.it/2gaxw8L

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

DAILY MASS READINGS  “Lord, you are merciful and gracious.” (Ps 86:15)  –  http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings



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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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