CV LOOP: Kentucky passes 20-week abortion ban



PRO-LIFE // It took Republicans 100 years to win control of both houses of the Kentucky Legislature. It took them one week to pass a bill protecting unborn children at 20 weeks. All told, the Legislature passed seven bills (including right to work) last week, but Governor Matt Bevin said he will sign the pro-life bill first.

CATHOLIC // Tributes pour in for the architect of the Steubenville’s Catholic revival, Fr. Michael Scanlan.

ABORTION // Republicans on Capitol Hill are aiming to kill two birds (Obamacare and Planned Parenthood) with one bill. The Washington Examiner summarizes the Congressional investigation that has spurred the current push to defund America’s abortion giant.

CULTURE // Apparently worried about losing taxpayer funding, a group of Hollywood celebrities are planning a telethon-style fundraiser for the Planned Parenthood on January 20, the same day that Donald Trump is inaugurated President.

CATHOLIC // What an Italian bishop saw at his first exorcism.

WORD OF THE DAY // Right to Work laws – State laws which forbid unions and employers to enter into agreements requiring employees to join a union and pay dues and fees to it in order to get or keep a job. Twenty-seven states now have right-to-work laws.

SAINT // Feast of the Baptism of the Lord –

DAILY READINGS // Today’s readings –

LOOP INTERVIEW // Dr. Chad Pecknold is taking Augustine to Twitter. We also asked about keeping children quiet during Mass.

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of, 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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