EDITOR’S NOTE Happy New Year from all of us at the Loop. Looking forward to keeping you up to speed on all the news in 2018.
IRANIAN PROTESTS After a wave of anti-government protests throughout Iran, President Trump took aim at the Iranian regime. “The great Iranian people have been repressed for many year… TIME FOR A CHANGE!” said President Trump. http://cvote.it/2lEZQ1J
AMERICAN ENERGY Coal is king, once again. Coal-fired power plants outpaced both natural gas and nuclear power plants as record-cold temps hit the East Coast last week. http://cvote.it/2lFkZcv
MEDIA MISHAPS Here are the 10 worst media moments from 2017. Some are regrettable, some are sloppy, and some are outright dishonest. http://cvote.it/2lDBXYD
MEDIA This is pathetic. CNN promoted drug use on live TV during the New Year’s Eve Celebration. http://cvote.it/2lETWhk
SOCIETY 2017 was the ‘Year of the Woman.’ Let’s make 2018 the ‘Year of the Family.’ http://cvote.it/2lCv3mk
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN CANADA Religious liberty is even in more peril north of our border. Last month, a Christian couple was barred from adopting a child because their religious views on sexuality were incompatible with “the official position of the Alberta government.” http://cvote.it/2lC5d1H
25 YEARS Radio program “Catholic Answers Live” celebrates 25 years on the air. http://cvote.it/2lFMjay
SOCIAL MEDIA Several priests make use of social media to reach their flocks as a form of ministry. http://cvote.it/2lDikjs
SAINT OF THE DAY Saint Basil the Great – http://cvote.it/dailysaint
DAILY MASS READINGS “All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.” (Ps 98:3) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings
TIME Why does the New Year start on January 1? Thank the Catholic Church. http://cvote.it/2lDhEuh
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