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PELOSI CLAIMS “COVER-UP” Republicans said that Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, crippled any attempts of bipartisan legislation because she accused President Trump of engaging in a “cover-up.” Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-SD, said: “That’s kind of like dropping the nuclear bomb to come out and accuse somebody of committing a crime, and not having anything to back it up.” READ
JUDICIAL NOMINEESen. Josh Hawley, R-MO, sharply questioned Michael Bogren, a Michigan lawyer nominated by President Trump to be a federal judge. Bogren, who was representing the City of East Lansing, MI, compared a Catholic family’s beliefs to those of the KKK in a legal brief. The City prevented a Catholic family from selling at a farmer’s market because they wouldn’t host a gay marriage ceremony at their orchard. READ
ABORTION POLITICS The purpose of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is to raise funds for House Democrats. But the DCCC just canceled a fundraiser for Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-IL, because he is pro-life. The New York Times said this “underscored the extent to which support for abortion rights has become a central litmus test for Democrats in the aftermath of President Trump’s two appointments to the Supreme Court.” READ
TRUMP’S FINANCES Wells Fargo and TD Bank have handed over financial records of President Donald Trump to the House Financial Services Committee. The news comes after a federal judge ruled that Deutsche Bank and Capital One could share Trump’s financial documents with Congress.  READ 
SOCIAL MEDIA HARM Sen. Josh Hawley, R-MO, wrote: “Maybe social media’s innovations do our country more harm than good. Maybe social media is best understood as a parasite on productive investment, on meaningful relationships, on a healthy society. Maybe we’d be better off if Facebook disappeared.”  READ 
FIGHTING THE NEW DRUG A gay porn star has quit the industry and joined an anti-porn organization called Fight the New Drug. Markie More said: “Lust is a monster, and the more you feed it, the hungrier it becomes.”  READ 
POLL ON SAME-SEX “MARRIAGE”  A new Gallup poll shows that 63% of Americans support same-sex “marriage” – a slight dip of four points from an all-time high recorded in 2018. READ 
MASCULINITY Boys will be boys – and should be – to become true men, said Anthony Esolen. “We feed the boys a diet of Little Women and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, and then we are surprised to see that they are not terribly interested in reading. How about giving them tales of adventure, such as the Leatherstocking novels of James Fenimore Cooper or the classic boy-to-man story Kim by Rudyard Kipling?”  READ 
FRANCISCAN UNIV. Fr. David Pivonka, TOR, is the new president of Franciscan University of Steubenville. Curtis Martin, a 1993 master’s graduate of Franciscan, said: “In each of my encounters with Fr. Dave, I have been impressed by his commitment to Christ and the new evangelization.”  READ 
CARDINAL WARNS ABOUT ISLAM Cardinal Raymond Burke said that limiting Islamic immigration into traditionally Christian counties was perfectly responsible. “To be opposed to wholesale, or large-scale Muslim immigration is in fact as far as I’m concerned the responsible exercise of one’s patriotism,” said Burke. READ 
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Gregory VII, originally known as Hildebrand, was a reformer before and during his papacy (1073-1085). He struggled to gain the Church’s freedom from undue civil influence and paid a price for his efforts. Gregory VII died in exile in 1085. Thirty years after his death, the Church won its struggle. READ 
DAILY READINGS  “Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.” (Ps 96:1) READ 
CVTV  On Memorial Day Weekend, 2004, military chaplain Father Tim Vakoc left the safety of his base in Northern Iraq to celebrate Mass for soldiers serving in the field. His life would never be the same. WATCH 

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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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