LOOP: US embassy to open in Jerusalem today

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THE LOOP by CATHOLICVOTE

MONDAY, MAY 14
U.S. EMBASSY OPENS IN JERASULEM  The U.S. embassy will open in Jerusalem today, as Israel celebrates Jerusalem Day, the 51st anniversary of the unification of the city after the 1967 war.  READ 
DISMANTLING NUKE SITE?  North Korea claims that they will dismantle a nuclear test site May 23 to 25 — weeks before President Trump meets with Kim Jong Un next month in Singapore. Trump welcomed the “gracious gesture.” READ
OKLAHOMA GOV SIGNS ADOPTION BILL  Excellent news: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill protecting faith-based adoption and foster care agencies. Oklahoma’s Catholic bishops said: “The new law will bring more adoption services to the state and allow crucial faith-based agencies to continue their decades-long tradition of caring for Oklahoma’s most vulnerable children.” READ
THE STATE OF MOTHERHOOD  The share of the U.S. population who are moms (living with their children) is the smallest it’s been in a quarter century.  READ
STAY TRUE, IRELAND  Ireland: It’s not too late to reclaim your beautiful pro-life heritage.    READ
DIGITAL GATEKEEPERS  Big tech companies like Amazon, and now Spotify, are using the left-wing Southern Poverty Center to classify mainstream conservative groups as “hate groups” in order to blacklist them. READ
NEW AD SMEARS HALF THE COUNTRY   Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer issued a new ad for Mother’s Day in which a mother laments that his son has become a neo-Nazi. The mom in the ad says: “It wasn’t until I met his college buddies that I realized it might be too late. Only a mother can catch the signs early. This Mother’s Day talk to your child about the GOP. I wish I had.” READ
TRANSGENDER PRISONERS  The Trump administration reversed a 2012 Obama administration order that allowed transgender inmate to choose where they are housed based on what sex they identify with. The Trump administration guidelines stipulate that prisoners be housed in prisons based on their biological sex.  READ
STEP CLOSER TO BEATIFICATION   A runaway slave who became the first black American priest in the United States might become the first black American saint. READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Matthias was one of the first to follow our Savior; and he was an eye-witness of all His divine actions up to the very day of the Ascension. READ
DAILY MASS READINGS  “The Lord will give him a seat with the leaders of his people.” (Ps 113:8)  READ
HUMOR     Hat tip: @datcatholicgal
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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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