CV LOOP: National security adviser resigns



WHITE HOUSE // National Security Adviser Mike Flynn has resigned, the White House confirmed. General Keith Kellogg will be acting National Security Adviser. Flynn became embattled after he apparently misled Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of his conversations with Russian officials.

CABINET // The Senate confirmed Steven Mnunchin as Secretary of the Treasury. He is expected to prioritize housing reform, changing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and punishing companies that do ‘tax inversions’ (merge with a foreign company to lower their corporate tax).

HEALTH CARE // Members of the House Freedom Caucus voted Monday to oppose any attempt to weaken an ObamaCare repeal.

CATHOLIC // Former Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput says it’s amazing “how hostile the press is to everything the president does.”

TRIVIA TUESDAY // Alexander Hamilton was our country’s first Secretary of Treasury. What newspaper did he start — which still publishes today? (answer below)

CANADA // Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with President Trump, and even though Trudeau is known for being very liberal he says he won’t ‘lecture’ Trump on U.S. immigration policy. 

LGBT // President Donald Trump’s administration will stop fighting in court to implement the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom policy. That guidance had directed schools to allow students to use the bathroom or locker room of the gender they currently identify with, not the facilities of their birth or biological sex.

CATHOLIC // Loyola University Chicago recently named its first lay president in its 146-year history. This author calls the decline of clerics in leadership roles at the church’s institutes of higher learning “a disturbing trend.” 

CATHOLIC // The slandering of Cardinal Burke by Robert Royal

TRIVIA ANSWER // In 1784, Alexander Hamilton started the New-York Evening Post, known today as the New York Post.

SAINT // Saints Cyril and Methodius –

DAILY MASS // “Offer to God a sacrifice of praise.” (Ps 50:14) –


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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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