— Crux (@Crux) June 14, 2018
(I perked up at this, having donated to the Knights of Columbus drive to rebuild this town. When people ask me what they can do for those targeted by ISIS genocide, I always point to that fund, that takes no overhead and gets people what they need.)
ALSO: Mark Green from USAID is in the WSJ today: Help Is on the Way for Middle Eastern Christians
2. Ed Mechmann:
The separating of mothers from their children is “a disgrace, and unworthy of a civilized nation and of a government that routinely brags about its Christian moral principles.”
3. I’d like to see him/Congress do something about it sooner rather than later:
NEW: Speaker Ryan says he is not comfortable with policy of separating children and parents at U.S. border.
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) June 14, 2018
— Bethany (@Bethany) June 14, 2018
5. A “must-attend” at Heritage next week for anyone who can or join online:
How Faith, Foster Care, and Adoption Go Together
6. This is from a few days back, in case it was missed: AP: Louisiana teachers will get paid leave time after adoption
The author, Natalie Goodnow, was one of our speakers at the National Review Institute’s recent foster-care forum in D.C. (More information — including some videos — here, and an interview I recently did with her about her research on these things is here.)
8. I’ve long thought that some of the best of Pope Francis, that tends not to make headlines, are some of his daily homilies. They are a leading the world in an examination of conscience, for anyone who is interested in the challenge. He’s a Jesuit spiritual director in the best sense, helping Christians be Christian. Today he preached on radical reconciliation. The stuff of real conversion.
10. What would you do?
If you were limited to reading only from the complete works of any of five writers for the rest of your life, who would you choose?
— y_annie3592 (@y_annie3592) June 11, 2018
Augustine, Aquinas, Shakespeare, Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy https://t.co/M0sy9nwOx7
— Fr. David Paternostro, SJ (@DavidPaternostr) June 14, 2018
I think I’d swap one of those for Catherine of Siena and another for Gregory of Narek.
— Kathryn Jean Lopez (@kathrynlopez) June 13, 2018
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