The Corner


Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (June 11, 2019)

1. Gloria Steinem is campaigning against surrogacy in New York State.

Hat tip to Jennifer Lahl and for her work building coalitions to protect women against the exploitation often involved in surrogacy.

2. Meanwhile, there appears to be something in the water in New York, like the governor before her, Kirsten Gillibrand seems to say pro-life views are unacceptable, the debate is over. I wish she could have a conversation with her predecessor the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, he might suggest differently.

2. A Polish priest was stabbed before Mass Monday morning

3. Matt Hawkins in the WSJ: Biden Gives Trump-Wary Pro-Lifers Nowhere to Hyde

4. I do think Mike Gerson is right about this. (More Biden extremism.)

Evil blinds…


6. The movie Unplanned will be “arriving in independent Canadian theaters and other venues nationwide July 12, 2019” according to Carmel Communications in my inbox.

7. Two books I’m looking forward to upcoming, in another kind of inbox:

8. Seeking silence – then and now

9. Michael Pakaluk on salvation

10. Fr. Roger Landry on St. Barnabas


You can pre-order the upcoming A Year with the Mystics from the publisher

If you have anything you want to put in front of my eye for this feature, e-mail with “Caught My Eye” in the subject line

To sign up for a weekly e-mail from me, usually including a Bill Buckley flashback and notice of upcoming events, sign up here


Most Popular

Politics & Policy

FBI Lovebirds Is D.C. Satire at Its Best

What do you get when you take Dean Cain, an actor famous for playing Superman on TV, and Kristy Swanson, the actress who was the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and give them the chance to play a couple of adulterous, wildly partisan FBI agents working at the highest levels of the Mueller Russiagate ... Read More
Film & TV

In Toy Story 4, the Franchise Shows Its Age

For a film franchise, 24 years is middle-aged, bordering on elderly. Nearly a quarter-century after the first Toy Story, the fourth installment, which hits theaters later this week, feels a bit tired. If earlier films in the franchise were about loss and abandonment and saying goodbye to childhood, this one is ... Read More