Joshua Mercer

August 20, 2018

LOOP: Embattled Cardinal Wuerl cancels Ireland trip

  MONDAY, AUGUST 20 WUERL CANCELS TRIP   Cardinal Donald Wuerl canceled his planned appearance at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland. Wuerl’s tenure as Bishop
August 17, 2018

LOOP: Vatican responds to Pennsylvania clergy report

  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 “SHAME AND SORROW”   The Holy See responds to the Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy abuse. ““The abuses described in the report
August 16, 2018

LOOP: Lawmakers consider changing statute of limitation on abuse cases

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 THE ROLE OF CLERICALISM   Russell Shaw writes about the clergy sex scandals: “Clerical elitism—the notion that the clergy are a privileged caste, with special
August 15, 2018

LOOP: Explosive report details decades of clerical abuse

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 – ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY GRAND JURY REPORT   A report from a grand jury detailed 301 predator priests had victimized at least
August 14, 2018

LOOP: Poll: Democrats more positive about socialism than capitalism

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 POLL: DEMOCRATS PREFER SOCIALISM   A new Gallup poll found that 47% of Democrats view capitalism positively, down from 56% in 2016. But Democrats’s support for
August 10, 2018

LOOP: Argentina Senate rejects legalizing abortion

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 ARGENTINA REJECTS ABORTION   The Argentina Senate rejected a measure to legalize abortion up to 14 weeks. Back in May, the Argentina House had approved
August 9, 2018

LOOP: Attorney General calls out groups that bully Christians

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 ANTI-RELIGIOUS BIAS   Attorney General Jeff Sessions calls out the Southern Poverty Law Center for using the term “hate group” to “bully” conservatives. “People of faith
August 8, 2018

LOOP: Republican appears to eke out win in Ohio House race

  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 SPECIAL ELECTION IN OHIO   The Republican candidate is claiming victory in the Ohio House special election. But with over 8,000 outstanding absentee and
August 7, 2018

LOOP: Attorney General lashes out at judge over immigration

  TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 DACA REVIVED   Attorney General Jeff Sessions unleashed on a federal judge who reinstated Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) last week. “The