5. This Elizabeth Warren tweet:
Let’s be clear: Access to safe, legal abortion is a constitutional right. Every time we deny access to safe, legal abortion, we put lives in danger. I’ve got a plan to protect our reproductive health care in every state. #StopTheBansSC https://t.co/Lt0vPDPgAR
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 23, 2019
Of course, “we put lives in danger” . . . with legal abortion. And then there are the hearts and souls.
That’s part of the reason I wrote this about a recent experience outside an abortion clinic.
6. Michael Wear in The Atlantic: Why Democrats Must Regain the Trust of Religious Voters
— Rep. Chip Roy (@RepChipRoy) October 24, 2019
October is Down Syndrome Month. Here's a bit of trivia.
Did you know there is a whole cadre of Disney-philes and movie historians who think Dopey, of Snow White fame, has Down syndrome.
Their argument is compelling. I'll outline it below: pic.twitter.com/ryoCKkMO5h
— JD Flynn (@jdflynn) October 24, 2019
11. This is encouraging: a campaign centered around the declaration: “My faith guides my politics, not the other way around”
Civility is inherently tied to human dignity, and in terms of the practical viability of civility as a widely-embraced norm, it must be explicitly tied to human dignity. You cannot be civil if you are dehumanizing others. Our firmness on this point must be resolute. https://t.co/LLlgBL5ibf
— Michael Wear (@MichaelRWear) October 23, 2019
One of my favorite things WFB ever wrote (but I have a number) was his remembrance of John XXIII when he died). He’s thoroughly misunderstood and underappreciated. His Journal of the Soul should be required reading for diocesan priests, especially.
You may not have looks or charm, but are you loud, baby? I loved this piece by Cara Giaimo (@cjgiaimo ). The white bellbird — giving hope to the awkward but leather-lunged everywhere. https://t.co/0SjZn8P1gZ
— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) October 24, 2019
PLUS: A mention of A Year with the Mystics
Two upcoming New York events: