LOOP: Swing senators praise FBI report on Kavanaugh

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
SWING SENATORS PRAISE FBI REPORT  Senators Susan Collins, R-ME, and Jeff Flake, R-AZ, praised the the FBI’s supplemental background investigation of sexual misconduct allegations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “It appears to be a very thorough investigation but I’m going back later to personally read the interviews,” said Sen. Collins. READ
KAVANAUGH ADMITS HE WAS “TOO EMOTIONAL”  In an unprecedented move, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh wrote an op-ed in which he admitted he was “too emotional” during his recent Senate testimony, but he vowed to be an “even-keeled” justice, if confirmed.  READ
GOP SENATOR MIGHT MISS FINAL VOTE  Sen. Steve Daines, R-MT, said he will be walking his daughter down the aisle on Saturday, no matter what. An expected confirmation vote is set for approximately 5 pm Saturday. If Daines’ vote isn’t needed, the Senate will simply vote to confirm Kavanaugh. But if his vote is needed, the vote will be postponed until very early Sunday morning. (Another possibility: A senator who intends to vote “no” could cast a “present” vote as a favor for Daines, and allow all the senators to return home rather than wait another day for Daines to return. This happened in April when Sen. Coons voted present so that Sen. Isakson could attend his best friend’s funeral.)  READ
PRO-LIFE WIN IN ST. LOUIS   A federal judge in Missouri has ruled that pro-life organizations can’t be forced to hire abortion activists. The judge declared that a city ordinance in St. Louis was unconstitutional.  READ
CITIZENSHIP  Just 1-in-3 Americans can pass the “US Citizenship test.’ Among those under the age 45, it’s a dismal 19%. One finding: 57% of those surveyed did not how many justices actually serve on the Supreme Court.  READ
COULD YOU PASS?   The Department of Homeland Security has a 20-question practice test. How many can you get correct?  TRY
INTERVIEW WITH PRO-LIFE INVESTIGATOR  “The post-Roe world seems to be rapidly approaching. I think that will require us to focus on some of the remaining strongholds of Big Abortion like California, Washington, and New York, which have been neglected for a long time,” pro-life investigator David Daleiden told CatholicVote in an exclusive interview at the CV Blog. READ
ARCHBISHOP: DON’T SAY “LGBT”  Archbishop Charles Chaput said “LGBT” or “transgender” or “heterosexual” should not be used in Church documents and designations. “There is no such thing as an ‘LGBTQ Catholic’ or a ‘transgender Catholic’ or a ‘heterosexual Catholic,’ as if our sexual appetites defined who we are; as if these designations described discrete communities of differing but equal integrity within the real ecclesial community, the body of Jesus Christ,” said Archbishop Chaput.  READ
SCOTLAND AGAINST VATICAN FLAG?  The national police force of Scotland maintains that the Vatican flag “if flown or displayed in a provocative manner” could be a criminal act.  READ
CATHOLIC DIOCESES RAIDED  Police raided diocesan offices at all seven Catholic dioceses in Michigan as a part of an ongoing investigation by the state’s attorney general’s office. The Archdiocese of Detroit stated that it welcomes the investigation as part of its “continuing commitment to transparency and healing.” READ
SAINT QUOTE  “The more a man uses moderation in his life, the more he is at peace, for he is not full of cares for many things.” -St. Anthony the Great
SAINT OF THE DAY  A Sister of Our Lady of Mercy, Saint Maria Faustina was blessed with unique messages from Christ concerning his mercy and forgiveness. These messages came at a time when many people viewed God as a strict judge. Like Pope Francis, Saint Faustina emphasized the mercy of God. She died in 1938, and was canonized in 2000: a truly modern saint. READ
DAILY READINGS  “Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.” (Ps 139:24)  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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