LOOP: Trump: Maybe ‘fire and fury’ statement on North Korea wasn’t enough



NORTH KOREA // President Trump refused to back down from his promise to rain down “fire and fury” on North Korea if the Communist country refused to back down from its nuclear threats. Trump even suggested that what he had said maybe “wasn’t tough enough.” http://cvote.it/2vs23Cx

CONGRESS // Trump continued his attacks on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican. The president suggested that McConnell should consider resigning if he can’t pass key legislation. Trump tweeted: “Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn’t get it done. Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!” http://cvote.it/2vrX3gU

ABORTION // The debate continues to rage in the Democratic Party as to whether party organization and money can be used to support candidates who oppose abortion. But even a number of these self-described  “pro-life” Democrats like Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana continue to support government funding of Planned Parenthood. http://cvote.it/2vJIzM1

FAMILY // Our society likes to claim that children are resilient and can get over the effects of divorce easily. But 30 years of research has found that divorce changes kids. http://cvote.it/2vJKFvh

CATHOLIC // Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has left an enormous positive legacy on improving the Church’s liturgy, says Martin Mosebach. http://cvote.it/2vrzipm

CATHOLIC // Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian religious group to stop offering euthanasia to patients. Additionally, each of the religious brothers serving on the board of the Brothers of Charity Group has been ordered to sign a joint letter to their general superior, Br. Rene Stockman, declaring their adherence to Church teaching. http://cvote.it/2vJTNjP

CATHOLIC // Catholic bishops in Venezuela continue to speak out against President Nicolas Maduro, whose socialist policies have prompted an economic collapse. http://cvote.it/2vJgIM8

SAINT // Saint Clare of Assisi – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS // “I remember the deeds of the Lord.” (Ps 77:12) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings



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  1. Ryan Schroeder on

    What do I see come up on my Facebook feed this morning? Nice conspiracy theories from CatholicVote about how “leftists” are supporting North Korea in this current conflict.
    We all know you love to label anyone who disagrees with you, but as this is supposedly a Catholic website, perhaps this liberal can inform you about, you know, actual Catholic social teaching?
    The justification for using nuclear weapons against North Korea is zero. There is none. Nuclear weapons exist to take out population centers. They aren’t tactical military weapons. Where is the leadership at this website? No one wants to take a stand on the issue of mass civilian casualties in a dictatorship where people don’t get to choose their leaders? You really think it would be fine to just eradicate the North Korean population?
    Speak up. Stop blaming liberals. You’re not doing a damn thing.

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