LOOP: Senator blocks Catholic nominee over marriage views




ANTI-CATHOLICISM?  Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, is blocking judicial nominee Gordon Giampietro over “grave reservations about his qualifications.” LGBT groups are attacking Giampietro for his religious opposition to redefining marriage. The Republican senator from Wisconsin pushed back at his Democratic colleague. “Her initial opposition, I hate to say it but let’s say it plainly, I fear is because he’s a person of faith. On top of it, now she’s smearing a really good man,” said Sen. Ron Johnson, R-WI. READ
ADOPTION FREEDOM  Catholic bishops and other religious leaders called for national legislation to prevent government from discriminating against religious child-welfare providers.  “Keeping kids first involves protecting the birth mother’s choice to place the child with the family she feels is best,” the faith leaders wrote in a letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady. READ
DEFUND PP  More than 150 members of Congress and 40 senators are calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to restrict Title X funding to organizations who don’t perform abortions. READ
SOCIAL MEDIA FAIRNESS  Conservative groups urge fairer social media policies after repeated censoring and blacklisting of conservative organizations on platforms like Twitter, YouTube, and Google. READ
MEDIA HOST IS VERY PRO-LIFE  There are two reasons why Tucker Carlson hates abortion. READ
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ONLINE MOB  A high school student posted a picture of herself in a prom dress. A completely normal thing to do after prom, right? A social justice warrior didn’t think so. He attacked her because the dress was Asian and she is not. To which a whole online mob joined in with thousands of vicious comments. To her credit, the student didn’t back down. READ
POPE PRAYS FOR PEACE  Pope Francis visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love near Rome to pray for peace in Syria.  READ
“SPIRITUAL NOT RELIGIOUS”  A Catholic convert is pushing back at the “spiritual but not religious” phenomenon and is encouraging people to embrace a life of religious abundance.  READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  St. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria and a great defender of the orthodox faith, throughout his life opposed the Arian heresy. By denying the Godhead of the Word the Arians turned Christ into a mere man, only higher in grace than others in the eyes of God. St. Athanasius took part in the Council of Nicea in 325 and until the end remained a champion of the faith as it was defined by the Council.  READ
DAILY MASS READINGS  “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.” (Ps 122:1)  READ
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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.

1 Comment

  1. Rob Schroeder on

    Giampietro has clearly stated the Lawrence v. Texas decision was wrong. Given that the Catholic Church calls for treating gay people with compassion, I have a hard time understanding how making gay people criminals for being in a relationship is compassionate. In fact, it seems the opposite.
    Giampietro has clearly stated that “diversity” leads to relaxed moral and intellectual standards. This is obviously not a Catholic position.
    Since these are direct statements that Baldwin is citing, it doesn’t seem like Giampietro is being attached for his Catholic faith, as these actions and statements are not Catholic.

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