CV LOOP: NYC on high alert after explosion



TERRORISM // The man who stabbed nine people at a Minnesota mall Saturday before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a “soldier of the Islamic state,” according to an ISIS-linked news agency.

NYC EXPLOSION // New York City police on high alert after bombing, especially with the UN General Assembly meeting this week.

2016 // Donald Trump has won over a major pro-life leader who once warned women against voting for him. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, will head a new “pro-life coalition” the GOP nominee is forming in the remaining weeks before the election, as he promises to advance some key pro-life priorities.

2016 // Donald Trump backed off birther claims: “President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period.” But Trump also blamed Clinton for starting the birther controversy when she ran against Obama in 2008 for the Democratic presidential nomination.

2016 // Hillary Clinton once had a commanding lead with Millennial voters. But they are abandoning her mostly for third-party options. Even if they don’t go directly to Trump, this shift is a major reason why the polls now are tied between the frontrunners.

CHARACTER // This is revealing, and pathetic. Harry Reid admitted to a reporter that he lied about Mitt Romney’s taxes. And he also said that he’s still not sorry.

CATHOLIC // Father Gabriel Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome who drew worldwide attention, died on Friday at the age of 91.

ON THIS DAY // 1957 – Nevada is site of first-ever underground nuclear explosion.

SAINT // Saint Januarius –

DAILY READINGS // Today’s readings –

COOL // Is Robin Hood Catholic? The secret Catholic history of the Prince of Thieves.

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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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