LOOP: Biden calls for taxpayer funding of abortion

BIDEN REVERSES ON ABORTION FUNDING Former Vice President Joe Biden reversed his long-standing position on taxpayer funding of abortion. During the DNC gala in Atlanta, Biden said: “I can’t justify leaving millions of women without access to the care they need and the ability to exercise their constitutionally protected right.” With Biden’s reversal, every Democratic presidential candidate now supports taxpayer funding of abortion. READ
NO COMMUNION  Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, IL, issued a decree that Illinois lawmakers who voted for the recent pro-abortion law could not present themselves for Holy Communion in his diocese. “They think the Church is wrong about abortion and euthanasia and our teachings on marriage and family life. And I think that cannot be allowed to go unchallenged. We have to be clear that you cannot be pro-abortion and be a Catholic in good standing,” said Bishop Paprocki.  READ
D-DAY AT 75  President Trump joined other world leaders at Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. “To more than one hundred and seventy veterans of the Second World War who join us today – you are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live,” said President Trump. “You are the pride of our nation. You are the glory of our republic. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” READ 
MEXICO WANTS A DEAL Mexico is trying to avoid tariffs with the United States. They’re considering a plan where they deploy 6,000 national guard troops on its border with Guatemala. Another provision of the deal would require migrants to seek refuge in the first country they enter after leaving their homeland.  READ 
STATE VS. FLORIST The Washington Supreme Court again ruled against a florist who refused to arrange flowers for a same-sex “wedding.” The United States Supreme Court had asked the state court to take another look at the case based on its 2018 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. READ 
SENATOR DEFENDS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Sen. Ben Sasse, R-NE, chided Senate Democrats who have made an issue of judicial nominees for their membership in the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organization. “I have to ask you a hard question,” Sasse joked to U.S. District Judge Peter Phipps. “Are you now or have you ever been involved in the organization of a fish fry?”  READ 
HOUSE TO VOTE ON “CONTEMPT” The Democratic House set up possible votes for Tuesday on a resolution that would both Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress.  READ 
DONOR DISSES SCHOOL The law school at the University of Alabama may return $21 million to Hugh F. Culverhouse, Jr., after he discouraged people from attending the school until “the state gets its act together” – by which he means repealing the recently passed pro-life law protecting children once a heartbeat can be detected. READ 
UPDATE ON DUTCH TEEN STORYInitial news reports stated that Dutch doctors had euthanized a 17-year-old rape victim who suffered from severe PTSD, depression, and anorexia. Updated news stories have correctly noted that the teen was not euthanized, but that she decided to starve and dehydrate herself to death. “I guess we are supposed to be relieved that Pothoven wasn’t legally injected,” said Welsey J. Smith. “But forgive me if I don’t breathe a sigh of relief. There are other ways to abandon despairing patients than lethally injecting them.”  READ 
CARDINAL PELL’S APPEALThe prosecution faltered in presenting the case against Cardinal George Pell. Under questions from a three-judge panel, prosecutor Christopher Boyce struggled to answer questions, and accidentally named the alleged victim on a live stream of the proceedings. One judge called it “wildly improbable” that the alleged attack occurred at the cathedral’s most busy time.  READ 
CATHEDRAL FIREArson is suspected in the fire that damaged the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Tallahassee, FL.  READ 
SAINT OF THE DAY  Blessed Franz Jaegerstaetter, a married man with children, refused to serve in Hitler’s army and was arrested and executed as a result. Not condemning fellow Catholics who did serve, Blessed Franz felt he had to follow his conscience and resist.  READ 
DAILY READINGS  “The Lord has established his throne in heaven.” (Ps 103:1)  READ 
REMEMBRANCE  A Catholic priest celebrates Mass on Omaha Beach after the successful D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. Read this profile on three heroic clergymen whose courage should never be forgotten.  SHARE

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. 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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