LOOP: Vatican rejects gender theory

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VATICAN REAFFIRMS MALE & FEMALE  A new Vatican document condemns gender theory as a “cultural and ideological revolution.” The document is titled “Male and Female He Created Them” and it affirms the principles of human dignity, difference, and complementarity. READ
LEGALIZE “SEX WORK”?  The State of New York could become the first state to decriminalize prostitution, which is called “sex work” by its defenders. Democrats in the legislature have introduced a bill that would end penalties for buying and selling sex.  READ
RAINBOW DIPLOMACY  The State Department has instructed diplomats not to display the LGBT flag at U.S. embassies. But several diplomats are defying the order – and they’re also posting photos of the flags on social media. One diplomat said it was a “category one insurrection.” READ 
CEOs FOR ABORTION  180 CEOs claim that recent pro-life laws that restrict abortion are “bad for business.” Included in the list of companies are: Yelp, Square, H&M, Warby Parker, and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. READ 
RUST BELT 2020  Pennsylvania voters who switched from Barack Obama to Donald Trump are sticking with Trump in 2020, according to a focus group of such voters. “When I changed my vote I gave him eight years,” said 62-year-old David R.  READ 
JUDICIARY  “Shocking New York Times story reveals left-wing dark money groups working with Democrat pres candidates on a secret list of nominees for SCOTUS. Why are they hiding this list? Why are they scared to show the American people the kind of judges they want?” -Carrie Severino, chief counsel of the Judicial Confirmation Network.  READ 
THE PRO-ABORTION HOTEL A hotel manager in the small town of Yale, Michigan, is offering free housing for women looking to get abortions from states which recently restricted or banned the procedure.  READ 
ATTACKING CHRISTIANS Winning court battles here and there isn’t enough, writes David Harsanyi. “The campaign to destroy [baker Jack]Phillips’s business was never merely about punishing a single man for refusing to submit to prevailing leftist orthodoxy. It was also a warning to all would-be apostates that thought crimes could lead to fiscal ruin, public denunciation, and endless harassment. In that sense, the prosecution has probably already paid off.”  READ 
FINALLY!  After 137 years of ongoing construction, the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona finally received a building permit. Sagrada Familia was consecrated in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI.  READ 
PAPAL TRAVEL  Pope Francis announced his desire to visit Iraq in 2020. READ 
SAINT OF THE DAY  What little we know about Saint Barnabas comes to us from the Acts of the Apostles, where he plays a fairly big role in the expansion of the early Church. Closely associated with Saint Paul, he shared in several of Paul’s trips and difficulties.  READ 
DAILY READINGS  “The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.” (Ps. 98:1)  READ 
PILGRIMAGES   Planning a summer vacation? Here’s a list of over 100 Catholic pilgrimage sites from every state in the union. Here is a sculpture from the Shrine of Christ’s Passion in Saint John, Indiana – located 40 miles south of Chicago.   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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