LOOP: Trump pulls out of Korean summit

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FRIDAY, MAY 25
EDITOR’S NOTE   There will be no Loop on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Remember to pray for all the brave men and woman who gave to our country their “last full measure of devotion.” 
NATIONAL CATHOLIC PRAYER BREAKFAST  “We see moral relativism becoming more and more pervasive in our culture,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told 1,200 Catholics at the annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. “Identity politics and tribalism have grown on top of this. All of it has been made more prevalent by 21st century technology.” READ
CALLED TO RENEW   Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City told the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast that we are called to renew our nation. “Our culture is indeed experiencing a crisis of faith that leads to a denial of truth. Once the relationship between man and God is severed, man becomes just a highly developed organism,” he said. READ
POPE: SEMINARY IS NOT FOR GAYS   Pope Francis reaffirmed Church practice against accepting seminary candidates who have deep-seated tendencies to same-sex attractions. “If you have even the slightest doubt it’s better not to let them enter.” READ
TRUMP ENDS KOREA SUMMIT  President Trump abruptly ended the planned June 12 summit with North and South Korea. Hours later, it was revealed that both the U.S. and North Korea had agree to a meeting in Singapore to make arrangements for the summit. The U.S. delegation arrived, but the North Koreans never sent anyone to the meeting. READ
POLL ON “AMINALS”  56% of Americans believe it is fair to refer to extremely violent MS-13 gang members as “animals.” READ
DIGITAL BLACKLISTING  House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, said it was “troubling” that Amazon decided to remove Alliance Defending Freedom from its charity program. “Conservative Christians are being silenced in corporate America and the mainstream media—including on social media, where some of the most important conversations of our day are taking place,” said McCarthy. “As you know, ADF is not some fringe group. It is one of the most respected public interest law firms in the country, with two cases pending before the Supreme Court… If ADF is not safe from discrimination, no conservative group is safe.” READ
TRUMP PARDONS BOXER  President Trump posthumously pardoned Jack Johnson, the heavyweight boxing champion of the early 20th century. Johnson was arrested in 1912 for violating the Mann Act, which is a law to prevent sex trafficking. But his “crime” was simply traveling in a car with his white girlfriend.  “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that occurred in our history and to honor a truly legendary boxing champion,” said President Trump. READ
TRUMP AT 45%  President Trump’s approval rating has ticked up again. According to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, the president’s approval rating is at 45%. The Real Clear Politics current average of approval rating is now at 44%. READ
A MOM DECIDES TO SPEAK UP  A Catholic mom didn’t think she could make a difference just by speaking up. But she did. And because of her efforts, a van with obscene images was taken down. READ
BODY CAMERA EXONERATES COP  Body cameras don’t just protect good people from bad cops. They can also protect good cops from bad people. An attorney is apologizing for spreading allegations that a Texas Department of Public Safety sexually assaulted a woman during a traffic stop. READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Bede was born in England. A Benedictine, he was “the most observant and the happiest of all monks.” His writings were so full of sound doctrine that he was called “Venerable” while still alive. He wrote commentaries on Holy Scripture and treatises on theology and history. READ
DAILY MASS READINGS  “The Lord is kind and merciful.” (Ps 103:8)  READ
AMAZING  Firemen heroically save tabernacle from Church fire. 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.

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