LOOP: Travel ban in effect for now, says Supreme Court

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TRAVEL BAN STAYS FOR NOW // The Supreme Court blocked a lower court ruling which tried to cut back on President Trump’s travel ban. With the Supreme Court’s one-sentence order, the travel ban remains in effect — for now. Justices are scheduled to hear arguments on October 10 on the legality of the travel ban. http://cvote.it/2xjDVox

CATHOLICS BACK EUTHANASIA? // The board of the Belgian Brothers of Charity announced that they will continue to kill patients who “want” to die. The public statement by the Catholic organization directly defied a plea from the Vatican to discontinue euthanasia. The question now remains how the Vatican will respond. http://cvote.it/2xjnXKW

ONE MORE LAST CHANCE // Today, three Senate Republicans will unveil their legislation to partially-repeal Obamacare in a last-ditch effort to pass the bill via reconciliation before a critical September 30 deadline. http://cvote.it/2xj63rO

RED STATE DEMS WORK WITH TRUMP // President Trump won by massive margins in West Virginia, North Dakota, and Indiana. These three states all have a Democratic Senator up for reelection. So Trump invited these three Senators to the White House for dinner in hopes of getting them to vote for tax cuts now. http://cvote.it/2xjvhX4

ANOTHER DEM CONSIDERS SOCIALIZED MEDICINE // And they call him a “conservative” Democrat. West Virginia’s Joe Manchin is the latest Senate Democrat to say he’s open to a socialist takeover of health care (known by the euphemism “single payer”). “It should be explored,” Sen. Manchin said. “I want to know what happens in all the countries that have it — how well it works or the challenges they have.” Later his office sent out a statement in which the Senator said he’s “skeptical that single-payer is the right solution.” http://cvote.it/2xjyDJt

QUOTE OF THE WEEK // “All those ‘Dems set up Obamacare to fail so they could push single-payer’ takes are looking pretty solid.” – Conservative activist Phil Kerpen.

ESPN VS. THEIR OWN ANCHOR  // The sports network issued a statement saying that their sports anchor Jemele Hill’s comments were “inappropriate” and were not representative of the network. The SportsCenter host referred to President Trump as a white supremacist. http://cvote.it/2xjRtAc

SACRIFICIAL LOVE // Friends and family remember the life of Carrie DeKlyen, a Michigan mother of six who refused chemotherapy treatment in order to save her unborn child. She died on Saturday, just days after giving birth to Life Lynn DeKlyen. http://cvote.it/2xjo9di

PRIEST FREED FROM ISIS // Rejoice! Indian Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted by Islamic State militants in Yemen and held captive for more than a year, has been freed. http://cvote.it/2xjWw3N

CHRISTIAN CHARITY // Christian non-profit groups have outdone FEMA and provided the vast majority of the initial aid relief for hurricane victims. “About 80 percent of all recovery happens because of non-profits, and the majority of them are faith-based,” Greg Forrester, CEO of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, told USA Today. http://cvote.it/2xjsRrs

SAINT // Saint John Chrysostom – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS // “The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.” (Ps 145:9) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

WOW // Chainsaw-wielding nun cleans up Hurricane Irma debris in viral video. http://cvote.it/2xjUsZk

 

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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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