LOOP: Summit begins in Singapore

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TUESDAY, JUNE 12
KOREAN SUMMIT  President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un shook hands in their historic first meeting. “I feel great… We will have a terrific relationship moving forward,” said President Trump. The North Korean leader said there were “a lot of obstacles” that both countries overcame to make the meeting possible. READ
PRAYERS FOR KUDLOW  National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack. Kudlow, a pro-life Catholic, was a star on CNBC before joining the Trump administration. READ
FOCUS ON 2020?  Former president Barack Obama is holding secret meetings with Democrats considering a presidential run in 2020. Obama has already met with Bernie Sanders, Liz Warren, Joe Biden, and Deval Patrick. Obama claims he won’t endorse a candidate in the 2020 election until a nominee emerges. READ
ANTI-CHRISTIAN MEDIA BIAS  CNN host Soledad O’Brien publicly scolded Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for tweeting that he had eaten at Chik-Fil-A. “This is an interesting company to boost during Pride month,” she said. Chik-Fil-A is owned by the Cathy family, which has publicly expressed support for Biblical marriage. READ
QUOTE OF THE DAY  “Imagine trying to explain this headline to someone living in a third-world country. ‘Well, some people were outraged because this billionaire ate a chicken sandwich at a restaurant owned by someone who believes what his church teaches about marriage. Pretty big deal.'” James Hasson, The Federalist
CHURCH SCANDAL  Pope Francis accepts the resignation of Chilean bishop Juan Barros, who is accused of covering up for abuser priest Fernando Karadima. READ
UPDATING VOTER ROLLS  The Supreme Court upheld an Ohio law that removes people from voter registration if they fail to return a notice seeking confirmation of residency, and subsequently fail to vote in two consecutive national elections. READ
DE NIRO ATTACK BACKFIRES?  Actor Robert de Niro used vulgar language against President Trump during the Tony Awards. But MSNBC host Joe Scarbough replied that the “people that applauded de Niro help Trump’s re-election.” Political reporter Kasie Hunt agreed with Scarborough’s assessment. READ
THE CATHOLIC DIFFERENCE  A new study examined the behavior of thousands of students at public, private, and Catholic schools. The survey found that Catholic school students were “more likely to control their temper, respect others’ property, accept their fellow students’ ideas, and to handle peer pressure.”  READ
DON’T CAPITULATE ON ABORTION  Cardinal Dolan rejected a suggestion by Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ, that the pro-life movement should abandon efforts to make abortion illegal. “I want to indicate my serious reservations about Reese’s strategy, considering it a capitulation to the abortion culture, and a grave weakening of the powerful pro-life witness,” said Cardinal Dolan.  READ
PRO-LIFER’S VIDEO GOES VIRAL  Meet Laura Klassen of ChoiceForTwo, the hilarious star of “The Magical Birth Canal,” on the Stephen Herreid Show!  WATCH
YOUTUBE STAR AGREES WITH CHURCH   Lizzie Estella Reezay has over 180,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, with over 34 million video views. She recently converted to the Catholic Church. In a new video she explains: “Why I will never use birth control.” READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Blessed Jolenta of Poland and her husband assisted many from their means. Once widowed, and with two of her three daughters married, Blessed Yolenta and her third daughter entered the Poor Clares. She eventually became an abbess. READ
DAILY MASS READINGS  “Lord, let your face shine on us.” (Ps 4:7)  READ
TRUTH  Did you ever hear about the amazing humanities department at the University of Kansas that was shut down in the 1970s after an investigation discovered too many students were converting to Catholicism?  READ
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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. 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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