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CHARLIE GARD // President Trump tweets support for very sick baby Charlie Gard. “If we can help little Charlie Gard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so,” Trump said. The parents have raised $1.8 million to bring him to the United States, but British courts refuse to allow the move and have ordered him taken off life support. http://cvote.it/2sJFzd0

CHARLIE GARD // And yet, British doctors won’t let Charlie Gard travel to Rome to the Pope’s hospital for care. This is just bizarre, and sickening. (Remember this case when people push for government-run single payer health care. http://cvote.it/2sKbcDt

NORKS // Communist North Korea successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, U.S. officials confirm. http://cvote.it/2sJQuUh

ANTI-CATHOLIC // Boston Public Library has blasphemous drag queen “nuns” read to children to close out “Pride Month.” http://cvote.it/2sJNua9

CIVILITY // A woman who cleaned up Trump’s defaced Hollywood Walk of Fame star is stunned by “disrespect” she’s received. “I think that we should have more respect from both sides of the aisle,” said Makenna Greenwald. http://cvote.it/2sJOLy3

NEAT // There will be a total solar eclipse visible in the United States on Monday, August 21. The Moon will pass in front of the Sun, making it the first total solar visible in the contiguous United States in 38 years. http://cvote.it/2sK5YHN

PATRIOTISM // “Millennials don’t consider themselves patriotic. According to Pew Research, only about half of Millennials say the phrase “a patriotic person” describes them very well—with 35% saying this is a “perfect” description. Just compare that to 64% of Gen Xers, 75% of Boomers and 81% of Silents who say this describes them very well,” writes Gabrielle Bosche, in “Why Millennials Aren’t Patriotic.” http://cvote.it/2sKsr7u

GENERATION Z // But what about those born between 1996 and 2010 — after the Millennials? This is Generation Z, and they actually like and trust their parents. And this generation just started voting in 2016. What happened? Democrats’ margin of victory among the young dropped 16 points in Florida, 19 points in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and 20 points in Wisconsin. http://cvote.it/2sKCmdb

SAINT // Saint Anthony Zaccaria – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS // “The Lord hears the cry of the poor.” (Ps 34:7) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

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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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