LOOP: New Senate health care bill expected today



HEALTH CARE // Senators prepare for a revised health care bill expected to be released today. The latest draft is expected to include an amendment by conservative Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee which would allow insurance companies to offer less-expensive plans that do not have to meet all of Obamacare’s regulations so long as they provide at least one plan which does. http://cvote.it/2tgtOv1

SHOOTING // Rep. Steve Scalise has left the intensive care unit but remains in serious condition. He was shot by a madmen in an attempted mass shooting against Republican lawmakers last month. Join us in continuing to pray for his recovery. http://cvote.it/2tgqdwM

MEDIA // ABC News smears Alliance Defending Freedom as an “anti-LGBT hate group” in a news story about a speech delivered by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the pro-family organization. http://cvote.it/2tKTMdD

PP SCANDAL // A federal judge holds attorneys for pro-life investigators in contempt for posting a new video exposing Planned Parenthood’s executives laughing and joking about abortion procedures — including illegal procedures. http://cvote.it/2tKCCg5

SENATE 2018 // Musician Kid Rock says he’s running for the Senate seat in Michigan in 2018. Kid Rock is a supporter of Trump and endorsed Romney in 2012, but he is not pro-life. “I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do,” he said. http://cvote.it/2tgwoRt

CULTURE // Once again, the Washington Post publishes vile abortion propaganda. This time with an op-ed titled: “Dating an abortion provider can be cool.” http://cvote.it/2tgt9tB

CATHOLIC // Unfortunate news: The predominantly Catholic island nation of Malta has legalized so-called same-sex “marriage.” http://cvote.it/2tgk6sy

CATHOLIC // Twelve men are set to be ordained in Scotland this year. Back in 2008, the number was zero. http://cvote.it/2tgvnsX

SAINT // Saint Henry – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS // “Remember the marvels the Lord has done.” (Ps 105:5) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

PERSEVERANCE //  The saint who was addicted to drugs for 30 years. Despite his addiction, he continued to pray for deliverance and went to confession often to try and free himself from its grips. http://cvote.it/2tKQh6H


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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.


  1. The Alliance Defending Freedom supports laws that allow employers to fire someone for being gay and allow discrimination towards gay people in receiving public services. If those actions aren’t hatred, why are they morally right?

  2. Ryan Schroeder on

    CatholicVote is an utter fraud. You breathlessly demand religious liberty, but you don’t expect it for anyone else. If Alliance Defending Freedom is not a hate group, explain the following:

    1) Why imprisoning gay people for being in a relationship is not considered hate, since ADF is clearly on the record opposing Lawrence v. Texas and actively works in countries like Belize and Jamaica to keep their anti-sodomy laws on the books.

    2) Why imprisoning gay people for being in a relationship is not a violation of their religious freedom, since major religious groups hold teachings that gay relationships are moral and valid, and said imprisoned people may very well be a part of those religious groups