LOOP: Archbishop: LGBT event not sponsored by Church

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CATHOLIC IDENTITY  An event at the University of Cincinnati was originally titled “Building Bridges: A Dialogue on Faith, Catholicism, and the LGBTQ Community.” But Archbishop Dennis Schnurr said: “The even is in no way sponsored by, sanctioned by, or associated with the Catholic Church.” After the Archbishop’s strong public statement, organizers dropped the “Catholic” label for their event. Bravo, Archbishop Schnurr! READ
NO COLLUSION  The House Intelligence Committee released a new report stating that there were considerable “Russian cyberattacks on U.S. political institutions in 2015-2016 and their use of social media to sow discord.” But the committee said that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. READ
ELECTION DAY IN PA  Pro-life Rick Saccone faces off against pro-abortion “Catholic” Conor Lamb in the special election for a Congressional seat in Pennsylvania’s 18th District. Here’s a recap of this bellwether race in the Rust Belt. READ
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY  The ACLU and other left-wing groups like the Human Rights Campaign have denounced Sen. Mike Lee’s legislation to protect Americans who believe no one should be fired or discriminated for believing that marriage is a union of one man and one woman. READ
STUCK IN 2016  Hillary Clinton gave her diagnosis for why people picked Donald Trump. “So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward, and his whole campaign ‘Make America Great Again’ was looking backwards. ‘You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women, you know, getting jobs, you don’t want to, you know, see that Indian-Americans are succeeding more than you are — whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it.” READ
ATTACKING MOTHER’S DAY?  A high-end grocery store in the United Kingdom is going “gender neutral” for Mother’s Day in order to be more “transgender friendly.” READ
KICKED OUT OF CLASS  A religious studies major was kicked out of a Christianity class for saying that there are only two genders. Student Lake Ingle said: “She took it on herself to silence and embarrass me – bully me – for speaking up in class.” READ
ABORTION IS NOT HEALTH CARE  Bishop Daniel Thomas of Toledo: “An Ohio health care system is trying to hide its entry into the death business under a thick layer of illogical euphemisms.” READ
REMEMBERING NEUHAUS  Nearly 10 years after his death, friends and scholars paid tribute to Fr. Richard John Neuhaus to discuss his contribution to American Christianity and public society. “He saw in Richard someone who could practice the apologetics of persuasion in a very serious way,” said George Weigel. READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Leander of Seville was a Catholic bishop surrounded by Arians for much of his life. He fought hard to restore faith in the divinity of Christ, using the profession of the Nicene Creed as a tool. READ
DAILY MASS READINGS  “The Lord of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob.” (Ps 46:8)  READ
FASTING  Did you ever hear about the Lenten “beer-only fast” that was practiced by German monks?  READ
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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, 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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