PRAY // Please join us in praying for the families in Gaitlinburg, Tennessee, who are dealing with the dangerous wildfires.
CULTURE // Liberal website Buzzfeed stirred up a frenzy on social media after publishing an article shaming HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines for the Christian church they attend — because their pastor thinks homosexual behavior is a sin. http://cvote.it/2g9aBpg
DEMOCRATS // Nancy Pelosi convinced her fellow Democrats to reelect her as House Minority Leader, beating back Tim Ryan of Youngstown, Ohio. Ryan noted that he was able to win his Rust Belt District — which Hillary Clinton lost. Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway reacted to the news of Democrats reelecting Pelosi: “What a relief. I was worried they had learned from the elections & might be competitive and cohesive again.” http://cvote.it/2g9daHJ
HEALTH CARE // “In contrast to many Republicans, who have talked in terms of repealing Obamacare without offering their own vision for the healthcare system, [health secretary nominee Tom] Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has for years been refining his own detailed plan,” writes Phillip Klein, author of Overcoming Obamacare: Three Approaches to Reversing the Government Takeover of Health Care. http://cvote.it/2g9p2JM
TRADE // Donald Trump’s Commerce pick says that the president-elect will likely start re-negotiating NAFTA on Day 1. http://cvote.it/2g9nYpj
SPEECH // Rick Santorum got heckled by leftists when he gave a speech at Cornell University. And his response is just perfect. [VIDEO] http://cvote.it/2g9tSXu
TAXES // Trump’s Treasury secretary nominee says there will be a middle class tax cut — and that child care will be a huge component of the plan — but ‘no absolute tax cut for the upper class.” http://cvote.it/2g9nNdI
CATHOLIC // The Sons of Saint Joseph has fired up and inspired men at one parish to become dynamic Catholics, husbands, fathers, friends, and helpers. http://cvote.it/2g9dXIJ
ON THIS DAY // 1824 – Congress acts to decide a presidential election for the first time in history, giving the presidency to John Quincy Adams. http://cvote.it/2g98BNA
SAINT // Saint Edmund Campion – http:/cvote.it/DailySaint
DAILY READINGS // Today’s readings – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings
AMAZING // Acclaimed atheist poet tells of her conversion to Catholicism: ‘My tears just stopped.’ http://cvote.it/2gnsHHd
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