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ALABAMA ELECTION TODAY  All eyes are on Alabama, as voters go to the polls to elect a new senator. Accusations against Roy Moore have made the contest very close in what would be otherwise an easy Republican win in very-red Alabama. Some polls have Jones up 10, others have Moore leading by 9. http://cvote.it/2BUDoZ3

GUILTY OF SELLING BODY PARTS  Two companies have admitted guilt for selling baby body parts in a $7.7 million settlement with the district attorney in Orange County, CA. In the agreement, DV Biologics LLC and DaVinci Biosciences LLC must cease all operations in California within 60 to 120 days and admit liability for violations of state and federal law prohibiting the sale or purchase of fetal tissue. This news comes just days after the Justice Department started an investigation into the trafficking of fetal body parts. http://cvote.it/2BTJqZY

LGBT  The Supreme Court declined to hear a landmark case involving a claim of workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The Supreme Court’s decision to not hear the case (at this time) was especially surprising because two lower circuit courts were split, which usually invites a Supreme Court review. http://cvote.it/2BDKDZB

TRUMP ACCUSERS  Three women claimed to have been sexually harassed by President Trump called on Congress to investigate their allegations. The White House called them “false claims” and said that the allegations were “addressed at length during last year’s campaign.” http://cvote.it/2BTpM0o 

QUOTE OF THE DAY   “I’m happy to acknowledge that the development of Christmas involved co-opting pagan feasts; the far more damning observation for modern Christians is just how easily pagans have been able to co-opt it right back.” -Brandon McGinley, Catholic writer.

IN BERMUDA, MARRIAGE IS MARRIAGE  It can be reversed! Six months ago, a court forced a re-definition of marriage in Bermuda. Now this Caribbean island has become the world’s first territory to return marriage to its traditional as a union of one man and one woman. http://cvote.it/2BTHErM

EUROPE  Poland’s incoming prime minister says his dream is to re-Christianize the European Union. Mateusz Morawiecki said Poland is a “great, proud nation” and that they would not submit to “blackmail” from EU leaders. http://cvote.it/2BS3vQv  

NATIONAL SHRINE  The blessing of the Trinity Dome brings to completion the constructions of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., that began in 1920, said Msgr. Walter Rossi. http://cvote.it/2AMn8do

IMMIGRATION  The U.S. bishops are asking American Catholics to show solidarity with immigrants today for the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. http://cvote.it/2ANorZG 

SAINT OF THE DAY  Our Lady of Guadalupe – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “You are the highest honor of our race.” (Judith 15:9)  – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

PILGRIMAGE  “Is she not our mother?” — A story of a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe. http://cvote.it/2BC1hsi

 

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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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