The Corner


Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (Feb. 8, 2019)

1. On exorcisms and excommunications in New York City

2. Cardinal Dolan on abortion’s Dred Scott moment in the Wall Street Journal

(My recent Q&A with the priest in the above — and why he sometimes gets himself arrested — is here.)

3. A man on death row killed by the state of Alabama last night wanted an imam in the chamber when he died. He was outside. I hate the death penalty and this seems cruel and unusual on top of it. We are better than this all. Certainly made to be.

Luke Goodrich from Becket has a good explainer.


5. NFL Saints’ Ben Watson, ERLC’s Russell Moore to Dedicate Sonogram Machine at Baptist Community Health Services in New Orleans

6. On developmental trauma disorder and family life.

7. Mike Lee takes on colleagues for hostility to religion and good sense.

8. I, of course, saw this Michael Gerson column first on Twitter

9. Huey Lewis and hearing loss.

10. My friends at Witness to Love have a new initiative to help help people who are Catholic and weren’t married in the church go back home and be sacramentally married.

PLUS: On the Catholic calendar, today is the memorial of St. Josephine Bakhita, a former slave from Sudan who is remarkable. I wrote a little about her and how we would be wise to take her example and intercession seriously about now here.

Do you know about my upcoming conversation at the Sheen Center with Sohrab Ahmari? Details are here. Our NRO Q&A is here.

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