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LOOP: McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

SENATE // Senator John McCain, R-AZ, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. A statement from his doctors say he is recovering from surgery but it is unclear when the 80-year-old will be able to return to the Senate. Doctors are considering further treatment including chemotherapy and radiation. Show More Summary

LOOP: Straight Obamacare repeal bill dies quickly

HEALTH CARE // Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Plan B was to repeal Obamacare and replace it within 2 years. That idea was already dead by lunch. But McConnell will still push for a vote next week on the bill. Unless something changes, the bill is doomed as all Democrats, and four Republicans have announced their opposition. HEALTH CARE // With [...]

Health Care Fail

The Senate GOP health care bill is dead. Planned Parenthood is cheering. Meanwhile, insurers continue to abandon markets. Medicaid is sprinting toward insolvency, and the disastrous Obamacare law continues to leave Catholic families in the lurch. WHAT JUST HAPPENED? Senate Republicans were split on the best solution to “replace” Obamacare. Hold outs Mike Lee and Rand [...]

Alleluia! Pew Poll Shows an Emerging Consensus for Religious Institutions

In 2016, Donald J. Trump defied expectations by winning not only the Evangelical vote, but a wide majority of the Catholic vote as well. It was a hopeful sign that American voters might be awakening to threats against the unborn, morality, and our first freedom: Religious liberty. But our analysis of a stunning new poll [...]

LOOP: McConnell calls for straight repeal

HEALTH CARE // Two more GOP Senators announce opposition to the Senate health care bill, effectively killing it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abandoned efforts to pass the bill, and will now call for a straight repeal of Obamacare...Show More Summary

LOOP: Senator McCain’s surgery to postpone health care vote

HEALTH CARE // Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, had surgery on Friday to remove a blood clot — and it appears to be more serious than initial reports suggested. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said votes on the Senate GOP health bill won’t begin until McCain returns — and that might not be for week or two. [...]

Pope Benedict’s Dramatic Telegram to a Dubia Cardinal (Original Translation + Commentary)

Cardinal Joachim Meisner’s funeral was celebrated today. Cardinal Meisner was one of the four Cardinals to submit a dubia to Pope Francis asking the pope to clarify several ambiguities raised by Amoris Laetitia. I will let Fidem in Terra blog set the scene for what happened: A message from Pope Francis was read out by [...]

An Update on Charlie Gard

The reports of Charlie Gard’s death are greatly exaggerated. As word of his imminent demise spread around the globe, a multitude of voices have been lifted in prayer for little Charlie. Untold numbers of the faithful have petitioned long-standing patrons of impossible causes like St. Jude and St. Rita, as well as recently departed souls like [...]

LOOP: Vatican paper attacks American conservatism

VATICAN // The Jesuit journal Civilta Cattolica published an essay attacking conservative Catholics in the United States of embracing fundamentalism from evangelical Protestants. The essay says that American conservative Catholics have...Show More Summary

LOOP: New Senate health care bill expected today

HEALTH CARE // Senators prepare for a revised health care bill expected to be released today. The latest draft is expected to include an amendment by conservative Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee which would allow insurance companies to offer less-expensive plans that do not have to meet all of Obamacare’s regulations so long as they provide at [...]

LOOP: Pope announces 4th path to sainthood

HEALTH CARE // Senate cancels the first two weeks of August recess to continue work on the Senate health care bill. To win Republican moderates, Senate GOP leaders are now planning on keeping Obamacare taxes on the wealthy (investment...Show More Summary

The Catholic Leaders Who Left Charlie Gard for Dead

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. —Eph 6:12 “Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels …. Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of [...]

LOOP: Senate health care bill remains stalled

HEALTH CARE // Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears no closer to reaching a deal on a health care bill. Talks are continuing, but Senate Republicans are becoming increasingly pessimistic a deal can be reached. More Summary

LOOP: New charges filed against pro-life journalists

RUSSIA // Donald Trump Jr., son of the president, met with a Russian lawyer in the summer of 2016 after being promised he would receive damaging information on Hillary Clinton, according to a new report. RUSSIA // Even the New York Times admitted that a majority of voters just do not care about the alleged attempts of Russia to undermine [...]

LOOP: Trump in Poland: ‘The West will never, ever be broken’

POLAND // President Trump gave, by all measures, an outstanding speech in Poland. His speech made note of the Poles who fought for American independence, and he also made a reference to Pope John Paul’s historic visit back to Poland in 1979. Trump praised Poland for its commitment to fighting terrorism and upholding the values of Western Civilization. [...]

LOOP: Wounded congressman back in ICU

SHOOTING // Rep. Steve Scalise was readmitted to the ICU and is currently in ‘serious’ condition over infection concerns. Scalise continues recovery since he was nearly assassinated on June 14 at a Congressional baseball practice. MEDIA // Yeah, this is why Americans hate the media. Show More Summary

LOOP: UK refuses to let sick child travel for care

CHARLIE GARD // President Trump tweets support for very sick baby Charlie Gard. “If we can help little Charlie Gard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so,” Trump said. The parents have raised $1.8 million to bring him to the United States, but British courts refuse to [...]

LOOP: Wavering GOP Senators warming to repeal, then replace

FOURTH OF JULY // There will be no Loop tomorrow so we can celebrate the Fourth of July. We’d like to know: How you celebrate Independence Day…? CHARLIE GARD // Pope Francis with a last minute ‘Hail Mary’? After the disappointing statement made by Archbishop Paglia of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, Pope Francis has changed the tune [...]

MAKE US LOUDER: call your Senator

Obamacare hurts. It hurts families, funds abortion, and destroys insurance markets. We want a pro-life replacement for Obamacare. Senate Republicans promised months ago that they would vote to repeal and replace this disaster if we elected them. And we are within 1-2 votes of making it happen! This may be our only chance to be [...]

LOOP: House passes ‘Kate’s Law’

IMMIGRATION // House votes 257-167 to pass “Kate’s Law” which increases penalties against criminal aliens who reenter the United States. The bill is named after Kate Steinle who was murdered in 2015 by an immigrant who had been deported five times and had seven felonies. Show More Summary

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