TRUMPCARE? // President-elect Donald Trump vows universal healthcare in Obamacare replacement plan. “We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump told the Washington Post. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.” http://cvote.it/2iYBCgw
CORRUPTION // The Clinton Global Initiative is closing down. The swamp sometimes drains itself. http://cvote.it/2iYzwxa
TRANSATLANTIC // Trump to meet UK Prime Minister May about a post-Brexit trade pact between the United Kingdom and the United States. http://cvote.it/2iYyBwz
CRIME // Architect of the Capitol determines controversial painting depicting police officers as animals violates House rules and will be removed. http://cvote.it/2iYC1jb
CATHOLIC // Canon lawyer: “The bishops of Malta, in a document that can only be called disastrous, repeatedly invoking Pope Francis’ Amoris laetitia, have directly approved divorced and remarried Catholics taking holy Communion provided they feel ‘at peace with God.'” http://cvote.it/2iYK7Z0
CULTURE // William Peter Blatty, whose fictionalized vision of demonic possession and Catholic exorcism transfixed a great swath of the American public, died at age 89. Blatty formed the Father King Society, a group named for the late Jesuit Fr. Thomas M. King, a former theology professor at Georgetown who was rumored to be the inspiration for the priestly character in The Exorcist. http://cvote.it/2iYxm0I
WORD OF THE DAY // Astroturf – An artificially-manufactured political movement intended to give the appearance of strong grassroots activism.
WITNESS // Thousands of pro-lifers from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin descended on downtown Chicago yesterday to March for Life! The National Catholic Register has a write-up on the other pro-life marches leading up to the national March for Life in Washington, DC. http://cvote.it/2iYwBES
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