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TRUMP: PASS THE BUDGET  In a phone call with House Republicans, President Trump warned that they’ll be in big trouble in the midterm elections next year if they stand in the way of passing tax reform. http://cvote.it/2hYiL5Y

LACK OF FAITH  There’s a strong correlation between a lack of religious attendance and illicit drug use. http://cvote.it/2hZ8bvt

LIMIT 401K CONTRIBUTIONS?  In order to make room to cut corporate taxes, House Republicans are considering limiting the amount workers can save in tax-deferred retirement accounts. Expect to see some backlash from middle-class voters on this proposal. http://cvote.it/2hYsf10

GOOD WILL?  The World Health Organization canceled the appointment of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador after a public outcry of his human rights violations.  http://cvote.it/2gvQgME

STAY OUT, HILLARY!  Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says it “wouldn’t be wise” for Hillary Clinton to campaign for him in West Virginia. “It wouldn’t be a good thing for her or for me.” http://cvote.it/2gvoHmC

HOW WE DEBATE  Austin Ruse on how two different types of Catholics debate the great issues of the day: “The Roughnecks speak in ways familiar to everyday Americans, the way debates happen in bars and sports arenas, across the kitchen table, and at backyard cookouts. The Thoughtfuls speak like you might hear at academic conferences.” http://cvote.it/2gwZ2dt

CULTURE  Comedian Chelsea Handler has ended her Netflix series in order to become an abortion activist for Emily’s List. http://cvote.it/2hYYqxy 

NEW MIRACLE?  The Vatican is investigating a second miracle attributed to Blessed John Henry Newman. http://cvote.it/2gwK1Io

“MALE AND FEMALE HE CREATED THEM”  Why St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body is more important than ever. http://cvote.it/2gwKomg

SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint John of Capistrano  – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he has come to his people.” (Luke 1:68) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

PRAYER  Eight tips from St. John Paul II on prayer. http://cvote.it/2hXPbO6

 

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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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