LOOP: Trump, Biden trade jabs

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NEW BISHOP IN DC  Archbishop Wilton Gregory has officially been named as Archbishop of Washington, replacing Cardinal Donald Wuerl (who had succeeded disgraced Theodore McCarrick). Archbishop Wilton promised Catholics in Washington: “I will always tell you the truth.” READ
2020 PREVIEW?  President Trump shared a video mocking Joe Biden’s tendency to touch other people. The former vice president shot back: “I see that you are on the job and presidential, as always.” READ 
JOBLESS CLAIMS DOWN  The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest mark in 49 years. READ 
FEDERAL RESERVE President Trump is set to pick former presidential candidate Herman Cain for a seat on the Federal Reserve. Cain previously served as director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. READ 
INFANTICIDE  Every day, House Republicans ask for unanimous consent to allow a floor vote on a bill to ensure that babies born alive receive medical care. Democrats keep resisting the move. In fact, Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky is downright exasperated. “Oh my g-d. They just will not quit,” she said. READ 
GOVERNOR INFANTICIDE  Gov. Ralph Northam, the Virginia governor who sparked an outcry when he voiced his support for infanticide, has signed a bill to make animal cruelty a felony. READ 
MORMONS CHANGE POLICY  The Mormon Church has reversed a 2015 policy and will now allow children of same-sex couples to be baptized. But the Church said it will still not sanction marriage between two people of the same sex. READ 
DISMEMBERMENT  Sen. James Lankford, R-OK, and Sen. Mike Rounds, R-SD, have introduced the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2019, which would “prohibit physicians from performing dismemberment abortions” known as D&E abortions. READ
ANTI-KAVANAUGH PROTEST  Students calling themselves “Mason for Survivors” is circulating a petition calling on George Mason University to cancel their decision to have Justice Brett Kavanaugh teach a summer elective course for the university’s law school. The class he is set to teach is already overbooked with students who want to take the course. READ
CATHOLIC AND LIBERTARIAN?  Robert Hutchinson said he once had strong libertarian impulses, but now he says: “Many of us now realize that libertarian ideology is at the root of the entire globalist enterprise that has been gradually hollowing out western nations for a generation.  READ
MIGRATION AND CHURCH TEACHING  Cardinal Sarah called mass migration “a new form of slavery” and said the Bible should not be used to justify it. READ
FASTING  Penitential fasting can curb our selfishness and help us learn to rely on God alone. READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  We presently have two living Popes, but they are not both contending for the papacy. That was not the case in the lifetime of Saint Vincent Ferrer. The two contenders both claimed to be the authentic pope, and this went on for almost 40 years. For most of his life Saint Vincent “backed” the anti-pope.  READ 
DAILY READINGS  “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.” (Ps 34:17)
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DEVOTION   The working mom who leads hundreds of people in the Rosary on Instagram every morning. SHARE

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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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