LOOP: Britain refuses to let child go to Rome for medical treatment










POPE APPEALS FOR ALFIE  Italy granted 23-month-old Alfie Evans citizenship in hopes of having him transferred to Rome to receive medical treatment. The Italian government has begun diplomatic efforts to assist Alfie Evans, but the British government is not cooperating. Alfie was taken off life support for a few hours. He needs oxygen, but the hospital is refusing to provide it. READ
BUSH 41 HOSPITALIZED  Just one day after his wife’s funeral, former President George H.W. Bush is hospitalized after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. READ
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY  The Trump administration will halt an Obama administration rule forcing doctors and hospitals to perform sex change operations.  READ
POMPEO CLEARS COMMITTEE  Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, voted in favor of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after assurances from both Pompeo and President Trump that they were eager to keep the U.S. away from new military conflicts. READ
SMALL STEP FOR CIVILITY   Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-GA, had wanted to vote for Pompeo, but he was at his best friend’s funeral. In a nice gesture, Sen. Chris Coons, D-DE, agreed to vote “present” to allow the vote to proceed, rather than having all the senators reconvene at 11 p.m. — making it a particularly long day for Isakson.  READ
CULTURE  The thought police are real, and they are coming after Shania Twain and Kanye West.  READ
MEXICO & CATHOLICISM  A second priest was killed in Mexico in less than a week. READ
CATHOLIC BREAKFAST  Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann, incoming pro-life chair, will keynote the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on May 24. READ
BUILDING BRIDGES?  “Fr. Martin speaks about building bridges. However, he does not seem to be interested in building bridges to people like me who have same-sex attractions as a part of their story but who have found joy in pursuing a heart of chastity within the Catholic Church,” writes Hudson Byblow of Courage. READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen was known for his generosity and care for the poor throughout his life. Starting off as a lawyer, he became disenchanted and joined the Capuchins where he was known for his prayer and preaching. While traveling, he was attacked and killed. READ
DAILY MASS READINGS  “All you nations, praise the Lord.” (Ps 117:1a)  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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