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Fifteen Things that Caught My Eye Today (Oct. 29, 2018)

1. The Case of Theodore McCarrick by Fr. Boniface Ramsey in Commonweal

2. What was known about McCarrick in 1994?

3. On 60 Minutes last night.

4. China destroys Marian shrines

5. BBC: Two unborn babies’ spines repaired in womb in UK surgery first

6. Prince Harry Breaks Royal Protocol for Boy With Down Syndrome

7. I depend on life-support to stay alive. Why I oppose assisted suicide laws

8. We’ve got to be better than this


10. Andy Ferguson on Illinois

11. Ericka Andersen Sylvester: A Star is Born Shows the Wrong Way to Battle Addiction

12. Gosnell changed this college student’s mind on abortion

13. We need The Best Years of Our Lives (Terry Teachout)

14. Five Things You Can Do Right Now to Live the Quieter Life


PLUS: My syndicated column on The National Gianna Center and the Sisters of Love and authentic love.

Some Russell Kirk at 100 events.

This is quite the prayer:


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