MOTHER’S DAY // A special shout-out to all the mothers who read the Loop. Thank you for all you do for your family, and for your church.
FATIMA // Pope Francis at Fatima: Be like Saints Francisco and Jacinta, and offer yourselves to God. http://cvote.it/2qheUpU
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY // Kentucky Appeals Court favors Christian t-shirt printer in religious freedom case. http://cvote.it/2pMSOIr
COLLEGE // At Liberty University’s commencement, President Trump said: “In America, we don’t worship government. We worship God.” http://cvote.it/2qhjN2s
PERSECUTION // Vice President Mike Pence pledged his prayers and support for persecuted Christians around the globe, as well as members of other religions who are persecuted for their beliefs. “On behalf of the President of the United States, I say from my heart,” Pence said, “we’re with you — we stand with you.” http://cvote.it/2qhckQF
FBI // The AP has a breakdown of 13 potential candidates to become Director of the FBI. Included in the list are Sen. John Cornyn, R-TX, former NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and Judge Michael Garcia. http://cvote.it/2qhlw7V
HEALTH CARE // A Tennessee woman tried to run a Republican Congressman off the road for his vote in favor of the GOP health care plan. http://cvote.it/2qhqMbL
JUDICIARY // Judicial expert Leonard Leo outlined plans to overhaul the federal judiciary. “We’re now looking at the possibility of as many as three Supreme Court vacancies and more than 200 lower court seats to fill just in these next few years.” http://cvote.it/2qhi9hi