LOOP: Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI canonized




NEW SAINTS  Pope Francis said, “Jesus is radical” in his homily at the canonization of Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI, and five other new saints. READ
NBC ISSUES MAJOR CORRECTION   NBC News issued a correction for a tweet that only showed President Trump praising Confederate General Robert E. Lee — leaving many to think he was pro-Confederate. But Trump, campaigning in Ohio, had noted that Lee was hard to beat, but that Grant was a “great general” who “drank too much” but was still able to defeat Lee. READ
HILLARY AND #METOO  CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil asked former First Lady Hillary Clinton if her husband’s affair with an intern was an “abuse of power.” Hillary responded: “No. No.” READ
WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL  President Trump has selected Washington attorney (and Catholic) Pat Cipollone to replace Don McGahn as White House counsel, according to reports. READ
ABORTION POLITICS   The 3 lies that pro-abortion politicians preach.  READ
TRANSGENDER AND SPORTS  A biological male who goes by the name Rachel McKinnon won the World Championship in Women’s Cycling. READ
COMEDY IS TOO OFFENSIVE  Steve Carrell told Esquire that “The Office” could not be made today because it would be considered too offensive. READ
A DIFFERENT KIND OF HORROR FILM   The movie about Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell opened in theaters this past weekend. Gosnell was accused of murdering a woman and three babies who were born alive. With 30,000 people donating more than $2.3 million, it is one of the most successfully crowdfunded films in history. READ
POPE ACCEPT’S +WUERL’S RESIGNATION  Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington on Friday, though he will continue in his position until a replacement is named. Fr. Raymond de Souza said his resignation was due more than anything else to the fact that his priests didn’t believe he was telling the truth about Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. READ
SAINT QUOTE  “Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. Though all things pass, God does not change. Patience wins all things. But he lacks nothing who possesses God. For God alone suffices.” -St. Teresa of Avila 
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Teresa of Avila lived before and during the Council of Trent. Having experienced the Reformation, she felt a need for reform, but took things in a different direction than the Protestants. Teresa set an example for present day reformers. READ
DAILY READINGS  “Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.” (Ps 113:2)  READ
DEVOTION    Ten quick insights from Saint Teresa of Avila.   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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