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SCHOOL SHOOTINGS  Americans are divided on what to do to stem gun violence. But if we hope to find common ground, we need to make sure we get our facts straight. Some gun-control activists and lawmakers are claiming that there have been 18 school shootings in 2018, and that’s simply not true. Get the facts here: http://cvote.it/2CpTNEI

HERO DIES SAVING OTHERS  When the shots rang out at Douglas High School, assistant coach Aaron Feis left his office and ran toward the gunshots. He scrambled kids to safety and at one point shielded several girls from gunfire. It cost him his life. http://cvote.it/2Cpgc4W   

SENATE BLOCKS IMMIGRATION  We’re back to square one, as the United States Senate shot down four different immigration plans, including one that President Trump called “a total catastrophe.” A proposal to cut funding to sanctuary cities was shot down because it fell short of the 60-vote threshold. After the proposals were shot down, the Senate decided there would be no more immigration votes this week. http://cvote.it/2Co8GaM 

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT & ABORTION  The ACLU is again trying to force the federal government to provide transportation for an illegal immigration to an abortion facility. But the minor is now suggesting that she faced pressure to get an abortion. “At this time I have changed my decision to have an abortion,” the woman said in a statement. http://cvote.it/2CpewIG 

VP PENCE BLASTS ABC HOST   Vice President Mike Pence called out Joy Behar of ABC’s “The View” for comparing his faith to a mental illness. http://cvote.it/2Cp6M9E 

COURT STRIKES DOWN TRAVEL BAN   The Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit struck down President Trump’s travel ban from eight countries which are recognized as state sponsors of terrorism. The 9th Circuit issued a similar ruling last year, and the Supreme Court has already announced they would hear an appeal of the decision. http://cvote.it/2Cm52Op 

EXONERATED?  An Australian court is likely to withdraw charge of key accuse in abuse case involving Cardinal George Pell. http://cvote.it/2CobeFT 

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BIBLE  “Stop judging, that you may not be judged” is one of the best-known and least-understood Bible verses. http://cvote.it/2CpXESc

SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Gilbert of Sempringham could have been a wealthy priest, but chose to live far more poorly. He founded a religious congregation, the Gilbertines. http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.” (Ps 51:19) – 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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