INAUGURATION// Trump, Pence, their Cabinet nominees and their families and friends will attending a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, known as “the Church of the Presidents” because every president since James Madison has attended services there at least once. Trump will uphold the custom that Franklin D. Roosevelt began in 1933 by attending a service on the morning of Inauguration Day. http://cvote.it/2jSyZ0K
INAUGURATION // Trump will act on NAFTA and TPP “very shortly,” spokesman says. In a video in November, Trump said he would withdraw from the TPP pact, which hasn’t been ratified, on “Day One.” http://cvote.it/2jSy28D
OOPS // A reminder to be careful what you ask for. Hours after Trump won the decisive Indiana Primary on May 3, Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina tweeted: “Proof there is a God: I prayed every night for a year for Trump to win R primary. SHE EXISTS, and she made him win! Tx God. #Trump.” http://cvote.it/2iZoz0K
MEDIA BIAS // The New York Times did a hit piece on Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry and it was unsubstantiated garbage. (Great article, but some foul language quoted.) http://cvote.it/2iZq3br
CATHOLIC // St. John’s University (Minn.) is giving an award to David Haas, Marty Haugen, and Michael Joncas — three musicians responsible for some of the greatest liturgical crimes known to man. But rather than link to an article celebrating the insipid music these men unleashed on the faithful, how about reading this classic article from the CV Blog: “Bad liturgy is not a victimless crime. Just ask Jimmy Fallon.” http://cvote.it/2iZgYiC
WORD OF THE DAY // Inauguration – A ceremony to mark the commencement of a new four-year term of a president of the United States. The ceremony takes place for each term of a president, even if the president continues in office for a second term. Since 1937, Inauguration Day takes place on January 20 instead of March 4, because of the ratification of the 20th amendment. (If January 20 is a Sunday, the inauguration is held on Monday instead.)
INAUGURATION // There was no Bible on board Air Force One. So Lyndon Johnson placed his left hand on a Catholic missal while he took the oath of office on Nov. 22, 1963, following the assassination of President Kennedy. Other interesting Inauguration facts: http://cvote.it/2iZoGcJ
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