IMMIGRATION // The Trump administration plans to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, but he will leave Obama’s protections in place for immigrants known as “dreamers” who entered the country illegally as children. http://cvote.it/2llW3Ye
SUPREME COURT // Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, predicts Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed to the Supreme Court. “Ultimately, yeah, I believe he will be” confirmed, she told New York news channel NY1. Gillbrand, who is believed to be considering a 2020 presidential run, calls Gorsuch an “ultra-right-wing conservative.” http://cvote.it/2llYryh
ANTI-SEMITISM // After a series of threats at Jewish community centers, President Donald Trump condemned anti-Semitism. “I will tell you that anti-Semitism is horrible, and it’s going to stop and it has to stop.” http://cvote.it/2lm6v1Z
ABORTION // A federal judge blocks Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood. http://cvote.it/2lm066Z
WEDNESDAY WORD // Deep state – A state within a state, which apparently exerts influence and control over public policy, regardless of which political party controls the country’s democratic institutions.
ENVIRONMENT // President Trump is planning to issue executive orders this week to begin rolling back the centerpiece of President Obama’s climate change agenda with several other regulations. http://cvote.it/2lm5maG
ABORTION // Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-VA, vetoes bill that would defund Planned Parenthood. (McAuliffe claims to be Catholic.) http://cvote.it/2lm0vGx
HERO // Ex-CIA analyst Tim Ballard is now a sex-trade investigator — and he just cracked a major ring in Haiti that liberated 29 young women and children. http://cvote.it/2lmdF6B
FRANCE // Is France the next country to have an election upset? Marine Le Pen is gaining in the French polls. http://cvote.it/2lm9jw1
LGBT // Justice Department officials plan to issue new guidance on protections for transgender students that will effectively reverse Obama-era recommendations and ensure those issues are decided at the state level going forward. http://cvote.it/2lm0pyO
CATHOLIC // Read this interview with Archbishop Charles Chaput on his book Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World. http://cvote.it/2lm5yXC
SAINT // Chair of Saint Peter – http://cvote.it/dailysaint
DAILY MASS // “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.” (Ps 23:1) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings
NEAT // How did Catholic monks become so good at brewing beer? http://cvote.it/2maKnWF
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