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SENATE SCANDAL  Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in 1979. Three other women also came forward with similar allegations. They were between 16 and 18 at the time of the alleged incidents. The outspoken social conservative denied the allegations, calling it fake news. http://cvote.it/2jij684

GOP SENATORS REACT   “These are serious and troubling allegations. If they are true, Judge Moore should immediately withdraw. However, we need to know the truth, and Judge Moore has the right to respond to these accusations,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX. A list of other statements: http://cvote.it/2je9HhH

ADOPTION  The adoption tax credit has been restored to the House Republican tax plan after outcry — from pro-lifers and conservatives. http://cvote.it/2jevcis  

SENATE STALLING  Republicans control the Senate, and there’s no filibuster for nominations anymore. And yet, fewer than half of President Trump’s nominees have been confirmed by the Senate—the lowest number of confirmations in the past four administrations at comparable points in their presidencies. http://cvote.it/2jdRrVF

CULTURE  Sandra Bullock to play Wendy Davis in a new pro-abortion film. Davis came to media fame for holding an 11-hour filibuster against pro-life legislation. http://cvote.it/2jfDOoW

CULTURE  Hollywood actress: “Why I homeschool my kids.” http://cvote.it/2jh5pWJ

BISHOPS MEET  U.S. Bishops will be meeting next week in Baltimore to discuss immigration and liturgical texts. It will also mark the 100th anniversary of the conference. http://cvote.it/2jf33ro

PATH TO SAINTHOOD  Pope John Paul the First, who served as Pope for 33 days in 1978, has been declared Venerable. http://cvote.it/2jf4SVe

SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Leo the Great – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “The Lord has revealed to the nations his savings power.” (Ps 98:1) – 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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