CV LOOP: Obama slaps Russia with some sanctions



RUSSIA // The Obama administration slapped a round of sanctions on Russia over their alleged involvement in trying to undermine our country’s elections.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY // The Catholic Benefits Association joined others in filing a lawsuit against a federal regulation scheduled to take effect Jan. 1 that redefines “sex” for anti-discrimination purposes to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

RELIGION // Michael Wear, a former Obama staff member, admits that Democrats have a major religion problem on their hands. In an interview with Atlantic magazine, he said: “The Democratic Party used to welcome people who didn’t support abortion into the party. We are now so far from that, it’s insane.”

QUOTE OF THE WEEK // Reality television show host and chef Anthony Bourdain: “The utter contempt with which privileged Eastern liberals such as myself discuss red-state, gun-country, working-class America as ridiculous and morons and rubes is largely responsible for the upswell of rage and contempt and desire to pull down the temple that we’re seeing now.”

2016 IN REVIEW // Counting down the 16 top pro-life moments of 2016.

RED MINNESOTA? // One of the most underreported stories of this year’s election cycle was how darn close the race finished in Minnesota for Donald Trump.

CATHOLIC // What to do if you’re too ashamed to go to Confession.

ON THIS DAY // 1853 – Southern border of the United States established.

SAINT // Feast of the Holy Family  –

DAILY READINGS // Today’s readings –


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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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