TRUMP AND THE NRA Just 24 hours after endorsing gun control with lawmakers, Trump met with the National Rifle Association and seemed to rollback his support for gun control legislation. Chris Cox of the NRA said: “POTUS & VPOTUS support the Second Amendment, support strong due process and don’t want control.” http://cvote.it/2GW1lle
WAR ON DRUGS At an opioid summit, President Trump suggested that executing drug dealers could help solve the opioid crisis. “Some countries have a very tough penalty, the ultimate penalty, and they have much less of a drug problem than we do,” said President Trump. http://cvote.it/2oCAeFf
GOVT UNION DUES Bishop Thomas Paprocki seemed to question the wisdom of the U.S. Bishops writing a legal briefing in favor of a government union forcing all employees to pay dues to the union. “There is the presumption of a consensus on this issue, when it is not clear to me that we have that consensus,” said Bishop Paprocki, who also noted that the government union donated to Planned Parenthood. The Supreme Court is expected to rule in this case shortly. http://cvote.it/2GY2IQG
DIGITAL GATEKEEPERS YouTube has selected the Southern Poverty Law Center to help police objectionable content. But media analyst Becket Adams warns that we need to stop treating the Southern Poverty Law Center like it’s a respectable and responsible organization. http://cvote.it/2GUiyM2
CRAZY ACADEMIA Harvard University punishes a Christian student group for believing in Christianity. http://cvote.it/2t8p53I
HOLY CHURCH BACK OPEN The Church of the Holy Sepulchre re-opened after three days of being closed over a tax dispute. http://cvote.it/2GVFXg4
QUOTE OF THE MONTH “It’d be like Alcoholics Anonymous being compelled to tell their clients where to get liquor,” said Chuck Donovan on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, on whether pro-life pregnancy centers should be forced to transmit a message that opposes their work.
SAINT OF THE DAY Saint Agnes of Bohemia, also known as Saint Agnes of Prague, never married, but had a number of nobles interested in her as a possible wife. Preferring the religious life, Saint Agnes joined the Poor Clares, but not until after she had built a hospital and a friary for the local Friars. She lived the Poor Clare life for 45 years. http://cvote.it/dailysaint