LOOP: Pro-abortion activists focus on liberal GOP senator




SUPREME COURT NOMINATION  Pro-abortion activists mailed 3,000 hangers to the office of Senator Susan Collins, R-ME, in an attempt to convince her to vote no on confirming Brett Kavanaugh. Collins is one of only two pro-abortion Republicans. She voted to confirm Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court in 2006. READ
KAVANAUGH HEARINGS  The New York Times criticized Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for “saying nothing, over and over.” But the New York Times praised Elena Kagan because she “stuck to her script.”  READ
TRUMP CLOSES PLO OFFICE  The Trump administration will close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington, DC, in order to get them to bargaining table. “The Trump administration will not keep the office open when the Palestinians refuse to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Isreal,” said National Security Adviser John Bolton.  READ
WHO IS THE ANONYMOUS WRITER?  According to a New York Times columnist, the White House is narrowing in on a “few people” who could be the in-house “resistance” to President Trump and wrote the op-ed in the New York Times last week. READ
RARE BIPARTISANSHIP   Senators from both parties are coming together this week to fight the opioid crisis. Over 40,000 people died from opioid overdoses in 2017.  READ
VATICAN KNEW ABOUT McCARRICK  Archbishop Vigano had claimed that the Vatican knew as early as 2000 about the charges against McCarrick. Catholic News Agency has uncovered a 2006 letter from a high-ranking official in the Vatican which implicitly acknowledges receipt of allegations against then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. READ
REACTING TO THE SCANDAL  It can be extremely difficult for parents to talk to their children about the sexual abuse scandal. “The first step is to be sensitive [to]the age and stage the child’s in,” said Dr. Gregory Popcak, founder and executive director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute. READ
SAINT QUOTE   “To love God as He ought to be loved, we must be detached from all temporal love. We must love nothing but Him, or if we love anything else, we must love it only for His sake.” -St. Peter Claver
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Thomas of Villanova was from Castile in Spain and received his surname from the town where he was raised. After joining the Augustinian friars at Salamanca, he became prior and then provincial of the friars. He sent the first Augustinian friars to the New World. READ
DAILY READINGS  “Lead me in your justice, Lord.” (Ps 5:9)  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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