LOOP: Rumors circulate about possible Supreme Court retirement

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HEALTH CARE // Republican Senator Dean Heller of Nevada denounced the Senate GOP health plan on Friday. Within hours, a pro-Trump group sought to punish him by launching a 7-figure ad buy against him. http://cvote.it/2sc1Fot

HEALTH CARE // The Susan B. Anthony List and the Family Research Council issue a joint statement noting that the Senate GOP health care plan is pro-life and defunds Planned Parenthood:  “[B]ut we remain very concerned that either of these priorities could be removed from the bill for procedural or political reasons… We are confident that the pro-life Senate will ultimately move forward with our pro-life priorities intact.” Full statement: http://cvote.it/2rNI4v5

SUPREME COURT // The Associated Press and CNN both reported that speculation is swirling that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy could announce his retirement when the Court’s term ends at the end of June. While conservative on some issues, he is socially very liberal. He has voted several times to uphold Roe v. Wade, and cast the deciding vote in the same-sex “marriage” ruling in 2015. http://cvote.it/2rNQT8b 

HEALTH CARE // No, the Senate health care plan doesn’t cut pregnant women off Medicaid. http://cvote.it/2rO4cFZ

SACRIFICE // Remember the seven sailors who died last week at sea when a merchant vessel collided with the USS Fitzgerald? The number dead would have been many more if not for the heroism of Gary Leo Rehm, Jr, who died after rescuing 20 men. The Navy should name a ship after him. http://cvote.it/2rO2btg

CORRUPTION // Well, well, well…. Bernie Sanders (and his wife) are now under FBI investigation for bank fraud. The allegation is that the Senator inappropriately urged a bank to get a loan for the College that his wife served as President http://cvote.it/2rO4GMb

ANTI-CHRISTIAN // The nonprofit watchdog group Guidestar is now labeling Christian organizations as hate groups. http://cvote.it/2sGUJmL

MEDIA // Here’s your regular reminder that most reporters are basically clueless about Christianity. http://cvote.it/2rO7KYA

LGBT // R.J. Snell has your must-read today: “A bridge to Nowhere: Fr. James Martin and the Catholic/LGBT divide.” http://cvote.it/2sGXLXZ

CULTURE // “Every 3.2 minutes, a dad acts like a buffoon.” A study shows that Disney TV teaches contempt for dads. http://cvote.it/2sGEIgo

CATHOLIC // Cardinal Sarah absolutely terrifies his critics. “Open a liberal Catholic periodical and you are likely to find a call for the dismissal of the Guinean cardinal who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship.” http://cvote.it/2rNZKab

CATHOLIC // The Bishop of Springfield, Ill., said that those in same-sex ‘marriages’ cannot receive Catholic funeral rites. No surprise: Ultra-liberal Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin threw a fit and attacked the Bishop Paprocki on social media. http://cvote.it/2rOdAt2

SAINT // Blessed Raymond Lull – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS // “Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.” (Ps 33:12) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

WITNESS // She gave a pro-life talk at Google’s headquarters … and it was a huge hit. http://cvote.it/2rNFVQ9

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  1. Ryan Schroeder on

    You really should take the word “Catholic” off this website. On the same day that we find out that Jared Kushner “forgot” to report a $250+ million loan from Deutsche Bank, this is conveniently omitted, but the FBI investigation of Sen. Sanders gets prominent placement. While President Trump continues to remain involved in his business holdings and is literally profiting from them via the presidency – government staffers staying at Mar-a-lago, pressuring foreign officials to stay at his DC hotel, cutting the budget for affordable housing EXCEPT for the programs that funnel money to Trump housing projects…I could go on. None of that gets mentioned here.

    Maybe Sen. Sanders is the worst person ever. I don’t really care. But there’s nothing worse than using religion to advance your own partisan causes.

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