LOOP: Big tech stocks tumble

TECH STOCKS PLUNGE Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple saw their stocks plummet as fear spread on Wall Street that the big tech companies would come under federal investigation.  READ
JUDGE WON’T BLOCK TRUMP ORDER A federal judge in Washington, DC, rejected Democrats’ efforts to block President Trump’s use of emergency powers to use military funds for border wall construction.  READ
WEAR DOWN PELOSI?  Several House Democrats are convinced that they can convince House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move on impeachment in June. Rep. Jared Huffman, D-CA, said, “The temperature’s rising, the plot is thickening. It’s hard for me to imagine Congress certainly leaving for the August recess without some closure on this.” READ 
LEADING DEM: IMPEACHMENT WILL HAPPEN CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third highest ranking Democrat in the House, if he believed that President Donald Trump would eventually be impeached “or at least proceedings will begin.” Clyburn responded: “Yes, that’s exactly what I feel.”  READ 
McCONNELL TOUTS JUDGES At the pro-life gala for the Susan B. Anthony List, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took a victory lap for the Senate’s record-setting pace for judicial confirmations. He vowed to fill every opening and that he would leave “no vacancy behind.”  READ 
JUSTICE THOMAS IS NOT RETIRING Justice Clarence Thomas scoffed at rumors that he might be retiring at the end of the Supreme Court’s term at the end of June. “I have no idea where this stuff comes from,” he told the New York Times. “I really don’t have a lot of stress,” Justice Thomas said cheerfully. “I cause stress.”  READ 
“PRIDE MONTH” The media and corporations are busy promoting “Pride Month” where people are celebrated for “coming out” as “gay.” But Jennifer Roback Morse points out that the survivors of the sexual revolution are totally ignored by the media.  READ 
PASTOR DEFENDS PRAYER WITH TRUMP  Several members of the McLean Bible Church in Virginia took issue with pastor David Platt praying on stage with President Trump, who made an unexpected appearance to pray for the victims of a recent shooting. The pastor politely responded that he would never purposely undermine unity, but he defended his actions. “It is good, and pleasing in the sight of God, to pray for the president.”  READ 
RELIGIOUS LIBERTYCatholic Social Services sent a new appeal to the Supreme Court after the city of Philadelphia stripped the agency of its contract to provide foster services because they refused to place children with same-sex couples. The city of Philadelphia has engaged in some really disturbing targeting of Catholic beliefs,” said Lori Windham, an attorney for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing the Catholic agency. READ 
SAINT OF THE DAY  Blessed Angeline of Marsciano founded the first Third Order community of women in the Franciscan family; something new in her day. While briefly married, Blessed Angeline did not set aside the vow of perpetual chastity she’d made as a child. She spent her life caring for the sick and the poor.  READ 
DAILY READINGS  “Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.” (Ps 68:10)  READ 
DEVOTION  Thousands of Catholics march in Chicago behind a “Broken Mary” statue.  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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