News Notes from Catholic Vote

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CATHOLIC // The Supreme Court of the United States, in an 8-0 decision on Monday, ruled that the pension plans of religious hospitals meet religious exemptions from costly regulations. Justice Neil Gorsuch, the newest member of the Court, did not join in the ruling as he had not yet been confirmed to the Court when oral arguments in the case took place March 27.

PRAYER BREAKFAST // This morning over 1,000 Catholics will meet in Washington for the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Carried on EWTN, the event will feature Vice President Pence and Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archbishop of the Military Services.

BUDGET // Under the Trump reform, food stamp recipients who cannot immediately find a job would be expected to engage in “work activation,” including supervised job searching, training, and community service.

DEMOCRATS // More than a dozen Democrats — including staunch Clinton supporters — just want Hillary to stop talking and go away.

FBI // A Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said: “No smoking gun at this point” in the Trump-Russia probe.

RUSSIA // Major networks will air former FBI Director Comey testimony on Thursday live.

CULTURE // Showtime comedy shows premieres with vile assault on Catholic Church. Warning: story contains graphic details of this nasty show.


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