LOOP: Pope’s spokesman quits suddenly



POPE’S SPOKESMAN QUITS  Holy See press office director Greg Burke and deputy director Paloma Garcia Ovejero have suddenly resigned their posts. “At this time of transition in Vatican communications, we think it’s best the Holy Father is completely free to assemble a new team,” Greg Burke said.  READ
2020  Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, announced that she is forming an exploratory committee to consider a run for the presidency in 2020. READ
MORE BATTLES AHEAD   With Democrats taking control of the House in two days, President Trump is expected to face more contentious legislative battles in this new year.  READ
ENERGY INDEPENDENCE  The Trump administration is launching an effort to make European countries less reliant on Russia for energy needs. READ
CIVIC LIFE  “The tradition of elders sharing stories passing on their wisdom and experiences to the young people in the community is fading. It’s the kind of info that shapes the character of men & women in a community & you can’t Google or ask Alexa to find for you,” writes Salena Zito. READ
CATHOLIC COLLEGE OUTRAGED   John Paul the Great University in California is outraged that the Archdiocese of New York approved a visiting priest (who was under abuse investigation) to serve on the campus. READ
MEMENTO MORI  Sr. Aletheia Noble, FSP, wants you to think about your death. She sends daily meditations on death with the hashtag #MementoMori — which is Latin for “remember your death.” The practice of meditating upon one’s death has been common in the Church for centuries.  READ
BISHOP ON THE FAMILY   Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix has written an apostolic exhortation to husbands and wives, mothers and fathers of his diocese. But we think you might enjoy it as well. “Family is likely where we feel the deepest joys as well as the deepest pain,” he said. READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  One of the more theological feasts of Mary, this feast of her title “Mother of God” has a long history, and is rooted in the faith of the people. Viewing Mary as our mother has many meanings and ramifications, all of which enrich our faith and point us toward Jesus. READ
DAILY READINGS  “May God bless us in his mercy.” (Ps 67:2)  READ

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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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