LOOP: President defends Catholic students against media smears




TUE, JAN. 22 – Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
TRUMP DEFENDS COVINGTON BOYS   President Trump came to the defense of the pro-life Catholic students who have been subjected to distorted news accounts and harsh online harassment. Trump tweeted: “Looking like Nick [sic]Sandman & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgements proving out to be false – smeared by media.”  READ
SECURITY AT COVINGTON   Extra security will be on hand at Covington Catholic school as classes resume today. The American Indian Movement Chapter of Indiana and Kentucky has agreed to move their planned protest to the offices of the Diocese of Covington, and not outside the school as they originally intended.  READ
332,757 DEAD  Planned Parenthood reported that they performed 332,757 abortions in their latest fiscal year, an increase of 11,373 from the previous year. Planned Parenthood also reported that it received $563.8 million in revenue from government reimbursements and grants. READ
SMALL-DOLLAR FUNDRAISING   ActBlue raised millions of dollars in small donations from liberal activists across the country. The money was dropped into the coffers of Democratic candidates — helping them to win several seats thought to be out of their reach. Now the GOP is creating Patriot Pass, with the support of President Trump, to fight back with small-dollar financial help for candidates in close races.  READ
ACTRESS DEFENDS COVINGTON BOYS  Actress Patricia Heaton took the media to task over their treatment of the Covington Catholic students at the Lincoln Memorial. “These young people will forever have these smears follow them through their life every time they proffer their resume with the word ‘Covington’ on it. It will also affect anyone who ever has or ever will attend that school. The damage is incalculable,” said Heaton.  READ
HYPOCRISY  Rep. Thomas Massie, R-KY, represents Covington, KY, in Congress. He noted the double standard in Internet controversies. “The social media mob is a left-wing mob. The right does not do this. It’s considered harassment if it comes from the right, and if it comes from the left, it’s just free speech — and there’s your double standard.”  READ
KNIGHTS RESPOND TO SENATORS’ ATTACK  Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus, responded to the attacks by Sens. Kamala Harris, D-CA, and Mazie Hirono, D-HI. “We’re just being faithful to the teaching of our church and we thought this was a country where you could do that without government looking over your shoulder.”  READ
CHURCH SCANDAL   Sr. Mary Finn, 84, resigned from Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit after allegations surfaced that she had sexual contact with young female novices in the 1970s.  READ
WORLD YOUTH DAY  Five things to know about World Youth Day 2019 in Panama. READ
CHRIS COLUMBUS COVERED UP  The University of Notre Dame to cover mural of Christopher Columbus. Fr. Jenkins, president of Notre Dame, said that Columbus’s arrival “was nothing short of a catastrophe.” But Luke Jones, a student said, “At an institution of higher education, students should not be shielded by drapes from ideas they may disagree with in the name of political correctness.”  READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Very little is known about Saint Vincent of Zaragossa other than some details about his martyrdom. We know that he was a deacon and that a large devoted following survived his death. Most of what we know comes from the “Acts” of Prudentius.  READ
DAILY READINGS  “The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.” (Ps 111:5)  READ
CARTOON   46 years ago today… 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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