LOOP: Pope’s comment on homosexuality causes a stir




KENNEDY RETIREMENT RUMORS  There have been rumors swirling for months about a possible retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. But one legal scholar suggests that the small number of cases scheduled for the fall could signal Kennedy is planning to call it quits. READ
POPE COMMENT ON GAYS  An abuse victim from Chile claims Pope Francis “told me to accept being gay, God made me this way.” The Vatican has not denied the report.  READ
“SHADOW MAGISTERIUM”  Father Raymond de Souza: “It would be better if comments reportedly made by the Pope in private remained in private, not splashed around the world by news media.” READ
CAN A POPE CHANGE MORAL TRUTH?  Patrick Buchanan: “The idea that God is responsible for homosexual orientations, that the pope and the Catholic Church are fine with men being attracted to one another, and that those so oriented should be happy with it, appears, on its face, to be heresy. It implies that what Catholics regarded for centuries as moral truth was wrong, or that moral truth has evolved and must be made to conform to modernity. This is moral relativism: Truth changes with the times.”  READ
FREEDOM FOR FAITH-BASED GROUPS  At least 2,000 children were disrupted and thousands more foster parents lost from the system after liberal activists forced Catholic Charities to close adoption and foster care services in Illinois, said Steve Roach, executive director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Springfield. Now Roach is calling for Congress to pass the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, to prohibit local governments from discriminating against faith-based adoption and foster care groups. READ
FREEDOM IN KANSAS  Gov. Jeff Colyer, R-KS, signed a bill to protect faith-based foster and adoption agencies. “The actions taken in this bill will prevent discrimination against faith-based agencies of any faith, of any creed, of any religion,” said Gov. Colyer.  READ
NY TIMES ATTACKS JORDAN PETERSON  Why is “The Paper of Record” all in a fury over Jordan Peterson? Because he’s restarting debates that the secular left thought were long over. READ
POLITICAL SPORTS  The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is now partnering with abortion giant Planned Parenthood for “Women’s Empowerment.” The WNBA pledges to donate $5 for every ticket purchased to one of six groups that are “changing the game for women and girls.” One of those groups is Planned Parenthood.  READ
CONSERVATIVES BACK JORDAN  100 conservative leaders signed a letter calling on house Republicans to elect Ohio Republican Jim Jordan as the next Speaker of the House. “There must be a real race for Speaker of the House. Now. No backroom deals.” READ
CHURCH & CHILDREN  “One day the pastor announced from the pulpit (gulp) that he liked the sound of kids in church. WHAT????!!! That sound meant the Church was ALIVE not dead. Pass the word. He did not mind, and we should not either,” writes Ryan and Rose Mary Verret. READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  After eighteen years of married life, St. Rita lost, by death, her husband and her two sons. Called afterwards to the religious state, she professed the Rule of St. Augustine at Cascia her native town, in central Italy. In a life-long and terrible malady her patience, cheerfulness, and union by prayer with almighty God, never failed her. READ
DAILY MASS READINGS  “Throw your cares on the Lord, and he will support you.” (Ps 55:23)  READ
AMAZING  3D printing technology now allows expectant mothers to hold their unborn children in their hands. WATCH

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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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