LOOP: North Korea is “growing direct threat”



NORTH KOREA // President Trump and South Korean president discuss "grave and growing direct threat" posed by North Korea. The call on Sunday evening came at the request of President Moon Jae-in, after the launch of North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile on July 28. http://cvote.it/2ufb2oX

PP SCANDAL // Pro-life investigator David Daleiden asked the Supreme Court to protect their right to free speech and expose the practices of Planned Parenthood. Daleiden has faced a barrage of attacks and politically-motivated prosecutions by officeholders in California who have received major financial backing from Planned Parenthood. http://cvote.it/2ufrvcW

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY // Cardinal Daniel DiNardo asks: "Why is HHS contraception order still standing? Trump said it ‘would soon be over.’" http://cvote.it/2ufasrq

CULTURE OF DEATH // Glamour magazine published an article trying to glamorize jobs at Planned Parenthood, which they said was "revolutionary." http://cvote.it/2ufsQAo

SOCIETY // A new poll shows that 17% of Americans now find polygamy to be morally permissible. The jump in support is due to those who are agnostic or atheist. The poll notes: "Between 2011 and 2017, 32 percent of Americans who do not associate with a particular religion or have no religion at all said polygamy was ‘morally acceptable.’" http://cvote.it/2ufrlSM

CATHOLIC // A recent story in the Economist highlighted the rise of so-called "private exorcists" who are unaffiliated with the Church. But this is a dangerous trend focused more on "entertainment," said Fr. Vince Lampert of the International Association of Exorcists. http://cvote.it/2ufIkEH

CATHOLIC // A new ministry tries to help parents educate children between baptism and First Communion. It’s called Early Catholic Family Life and it’s in 100 parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis — and spreading to other dioceses. http://cvote.it/2ufvFRR

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

DAILY MASS // "Sing with joy to God our help." (Ps 81:2) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

CATHOLIC // Raphael’s greatest masterpiece: The Transfiguration http://cvote.it/2vEpoD6


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