MERRY CHRISTMAS // There will be no Loop on Monday, December 26. We hope you and your family will have a joyous celebration of Christmas.
NATIONAL SECURITY // The Obama administration announced it is formally scrapping a once-mandatory registry for immigrant men from predominantly Muslim countries, amid speculation over whether the incoming Donald Trump administration may try to renew it. http://cvote.it/2hNZMfX
MEDIA // Report: Passenger removed from JetBlue flight after yelling at Ivanka Trump — and newsrooms are sanitizing the story. http://cvote.it/2hO0VnP
TRANSITION 2017 // Trump names a Catholic who was mocked on Ash Wednesday to be his press secretary. http://cvote.it/2ikOoFx
PRO-LIFE // Pregnancy centers win early victory against Illinois abortion information law. The state of Illinois cannot, for now, force a group of clinics that refuse to perform abortions to direct patients to doctors who will do the procedure, a state judge has ruled. http://cvote.it/2ikSGN2
POLITICS // Term limits would infuse Congress with ‘new blood,’ says Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-FL. http://cvote.it/2hO7zdT
DEFUND PP // The top vice president at the Planned Parenthood abortion business has issued a threat to president elected Donald Trump and pro-life Republicans who want to defund it. She says they do so at their peril. http://cvote.it/2hO2jGS
VATICAN // Pope Francis calls for ‘unconditioned obedience’ to achieve Curial reform. http://cvote.it/2hOdSho
ON THIS DAY // 1783 – General George Washington steps down as commander in chief of the Continental Army and retires to his home at Mount Vernon, Virginia. http://cvote.it/1V4fD4B
SAINT // Saint John of Kanty – http://cvote.it/2h0CKlh
DAILY READINGS // Today’s readings – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings
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