LOOP: Trump: “We don’t need any more wars”

TRUMP: NO WAR WITH IRANPresident Trump apparently said those pushing for war with Iran were “disgusting.” According to the Wall Street Journal, a Trump confidant claimed the president said: “These people want to push us into a war, and it’s so disgusting. We don’t need any more wars.” READ
FORCED ABORTION IN THE UK A British judge has authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a woman with developmental disabilities – despite objections from the woman and her mother. Doctors entrusted to her care claim that abortion would be less traumatic for the woman than giving birth or placing the child in foster care. The pregnant woman’s mother cited the Catholic faith of herself and her daughter as a reason for opposing the abortion.  READ
SOUTHERN BORDEROver 100,000 illegal migrants have evaded border patrol in 2019, Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost told Congress last week. “I have been forced to divert 40% to 60% of Border Patrol’s manpower away from the border as we process and care for nearly 435,000 [families]and children that have flooded across our southern border so far this year,” Provost said.  READ 
REPARATIONS FOR GAYS? Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill which would provide $57 million worth of tax breaks to same-sex couples who weren’t able to file their taxes jointly prior to the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision which forced all 50 states to recognize same-sex “marriages.” READ 
KIDS DECIDE SURGERY?  Vermont is preparing to allow children, not parents, to make gender decisions. Vermont’s health insurance regulators are about to overhaul the state’s Medicaid rules, forcing taxpayers to cover the cost of everything from genital surgery to a mastectomy for minors.  READ 
RELIGIOUS EXPRESSIONWith the decision to allow the 32-foot-tall Peace Cross to remain, the Supreme Court seems to be developing a new constitutional test that respects transcendent principles, writes Dr. Chad Pecknold.  READ 
WORLD YOUTH DAY Pope Francis announced that the 2022 World Youth Day to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, will have a Marian theme. Lisbon is just 75 miles from the famous Marian apparition site in Fatima.  READ 
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint John the Baptist is one of the few saints who have two feast days. Today we celebrate his birth, which Saint Luke narrates in his Gospel. There Saint Luke draws a parallel between the births of Jesus and John, pointing out the important role in the history of salvation that Saint John the Baptist would play.  READ 
DAILY READINGS  “I praise you, for am I wonderfully made.” (Ps 139:1)  READ 
CATHOLIC HISTORY  We just celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi. But do you know this feast originated? It all starts when an 18-year-old saw a vision of the Church underneath a full moon, which looked like it had a slice removed.  SHARE 

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. 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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