LOOP: Transcripts released from new Comey book

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FRIDAY, APRIL 13
NEW COMEY BOOK  Excerpts have been released from former FBI director James Comey’s new book. In his new book, Comey expresses some regreats over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. He also likens Trump to a mafia boss. The book is sure to have the Beltway buzzing.  READ
SEX TRAFFICKING BILL  President Trump signed a bill to hold websites accountable for sex trafficking. “Human trafficking is a modern form of the oldest and most barbaric type of exploitation. It has no place in our world,” said President Trump. READ
TRUMP REVERSAL ON TPP TRADE DEAL?  President Trump told some GOP senators that National Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer have been given “the task of taking another look at TPP.” President Trump had pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in his first month of office.  READ
CALIFORNIA SPLIT 3 WAYS?  Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper says his petition to break up California into three states has garnered enough signatures for the initiative to be added to the ballot this November. READ
CHURCH AND STATE  Today is the 275th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. Here’s why the Left is wrong about Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state.” READ
ACLU’S WARFARE  The ACLU is trying to force Catholic Charities to proclaim to young illegal immigrants that they have a “right” to an abortion. READ
TRUMP TO PARDON SCOOTER LIBBY  President Trump has already signed off on a pardon Scooter Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. READ
CRITICISM FROM WOMEN’S MARCH  The Women’s March reaches a new low. They criticized President Trump for arguably the most pro-woman policy decision he has made as president — his decision to sign a bill to combat human trafficking. That’s right, the Women’s March was against signing the bill. READ
GOD AND ‘AMERICAN IDOL’   American Idol’ contestant says God is her inspiration.  READ
CATHOLIC IDENTITY  Here’s a follow-up on yesterday’s story on Dominican University of California’s decision to invite Cecile Richards. Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society told The Loop: “Despite the misleading name of Dominican University — which alludes to its founding by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, the great Catholic evangelist Saint Dominic, and a formerly authentic Catholic education — it is important to make Catholic families aware that Dominican University of California is no longer recognized as a Catholic university by Church authority.” Thank you, Cardinal Newman Society for your work on Catholic identity!  
ANOTHER SYNOD?  The Pontifical Commission for Latin America asks Pope Francis for a synod on the role of women in the Church. READ
CATHOLICS IN FRANCE  French President Emmanuel Macron gave a surprising speech in which he called on Catholics “to engage politically in our national debate and in our European debate because your faith is part of the commitment that this debate needs.” It remains to be seen if these words will be backed up with more actions, but Fr. Joseph Koczera said the speech was “quite remarkable.” READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Pope Saint Martin I is considered a martyr for the faith even though he was not killed outright. He witnessed to the true faith by his consistent and constant teaching, which resulted in physical and mental torture. READ
DAILY MASS READINGS  “One thing I seek: to dwell in the house of the Lord.” (Ps 27:4)  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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