LOOP: Trump in Poland: ‘The West will never, ever be broken’

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POLAND // President Trump gave, by all measures, an outstanding speech in Poland. His speech made note of the Poles who fought for American independence, and he also made a reference to Pope John Paul’s historic visit back to Poland in 1979. Trump praised Poland for its commitment to fighting terrorism and upholding the values of Western Civilization. Trump said: “Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive. And our civilization will triumph.” http://cvote.it/2sTfqZq

HEALTH CARE // Congress is not in session this week, but negotiations among Senate Republicans continue. But a vote next week remains highly unlikely as Senators remain deadlocked on how to get to 50 votes. http://cvote.it/2sTfA2Z

CORRUPTION // Senator Bob Menedez is two months away from a 22-count felony trial. Menedez is accused of taking gifts from a man found guilty in federal court in April of pocketing more than $90 million in Medicare payments. And yet, this is not making national news at all. Maybe because Menedez is a Democrat? http://cvote.it/2sSY26W

VIOLENT RHETORIC // A man was arrested after making threats towards a Senate staffer at a protest outside the office of Senator Jeff Flake, R-AZ. Flake was at the shooting in Alexandria, VA, where a man tried to massacre several Republican lawmakers. http://cvote.it/2sT7sPR 

JUSTICE OR ENVY? // Do liberal Christians really care about helping the poor? Or do they just hate the rich? http://cvote.it/2sT4oDp

ENERGY // Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke ordered his agency to end a backlog of more than 2,000 oil and natural gas permit applications for drilling on public lands. “There’s a reason why our energy revolution from 2008 forward has been primary on private lands and state lands, and not federal lands,” said Secretary Zinke. http://cvote.it/2sSOARh

LGBT // It’s time to face facts. Yes, gay activists are after your children. http://cvote.it/2sSVV3i

CATHOLIC // Archbishop Timothy Broglio reflects on the exemplary work of chaplains in the America’s armed forces. http://cvote.it/2sSUth1 

CATHOLIC // St. Robert Bellarmine, Thomas Jefferson, and the Declaration of Independence. http://cvote.it/2sSOyJ5 

SAINT // Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and his Companions – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS // “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.” (Ps 106:1) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

TRUTH // Unbelievable. Governor Eric Greitens busts the media for probably the fakest fake news ever. http://cvote.it/2sSRNjK

 

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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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  1. Once again, your hatred for gay people shoves the Catechism right out of the way. While the Catechism tells us that LGBT persons do not choose their condition and should be treated with compassion, you publish an article stating it’s wrong to tell children who are gay that it’s ok they are who they are. If it’s not a choice, do you believe that some human beings are intrinsically not acceptable? How does this fit the teachings of the Church?
    On the note of compassion, why do you believe that children who are LGBT should be forced to come out to their parents? Is that not the choice of the individual? Why have you decided for them?
    How do you square your belief with the fact that 40% of homeless youth are LGBT, and the primary cause of their homelessness is family rejection and abuse? Is it compassionate to subject children to this?
    http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Durso-Gates-LGBT-Homeless-Youth-Survey-July-2012.pdf

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