LOOP: Senate confirms nominee who endured anti-Catholic attacks



TERROR IN NY  Cardinal Timothy Dolan called on New Yorkers to unite in prayer after at least 8 people were killed in an act of terrorism yesterday. “Today our city and our nation are stunned and horrified by another act of senseless violence,” Cardinal Dolan said. http://cvote.it/2lBAEg3

TERROR THREAT  Meanwhile, a planned terror attack for a Miami mall was thwarted by law enforcement just a few days ago. It was the 99th terror plot against the United States since 9/11.  http://cvote.it/2lCqkUT      

JUDGES, JUDGES, JUDGES  The Senate confirmed Amy Barrett to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Barrett was subjected to considerable anti-Catholic questioning from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, who stated that “the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s a concern.” The smear became a rallying cry for Catholics. http://cvote.it/2lFvz6z

FAITH & POLITICS  Get this: A “Catholic Marxist” warns Christians about selling their souls for political gain. http://cvote.it/2lBD3XZ

EDUCATION REFORM  The Libre Initiative is working hard to fight for educational opportunities for Latino families. But Politico doesn’t like it because the Koch brothers are supporters of this effort. http://cvote.it/2lAfuiq

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY  The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Michigan over a law that protects the right of faith-based adoption agencies to follow their convictions. http://cvote.it/2lCZlZg

TAX BILL DELAYED  The House Ways and Means Committee was supposed to roll out their tax plan yesterday, but postponed it at least a day because of late disputes. Some Republicans wanted to phase in the reduction of the corporation tax cut. Others were opposed to repealing tax breaks for income taxes and sales taxes. http://cvote.it/2lD59Cc

THE NAKED PUBLIC SQUARE  A French court orders cross removed from a statue of Pope John Paul II. http://cvote.it/2lBWno4 

FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL  Reformation 500: Catholics, Protestants, and how they came together during the Culture Wars. http://cvote.it/2lAQK9z

SAINT OF THE DAY  Solemnity of All Saints – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.” (Ps 24:6) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

BEAUTY  The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs by Fra Angelico


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