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Ten Things That Caught My Eye Today (November 1, 2018)

1. It’s National Adoption Month.

The National Review Institute will be doing this later in November.

Here’s a link with some videos and articles from a forum on foster-care and adoption NRI held this spring.

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This is why:

2. Reuters: Without family, U.S. children in foster care are easy prey for human traffickers

3. 19 martyred by Islamic terrorists in Algeria in the 1990s will be beatified in Oran on December 8

4. Nava Ruda explains how she survived the Holocaust.

5. John Allen: Take-aways from landmark ruling in Pakistan blasphemy case

6. AFP: Boko Haram launches attacks on refugee villages, killing at least 12

7. George Weigel: Shifting Tectonic Plates in Eastern Christianity

8. A display in Qatar about the “miracle of birth”

Amazing sculptures in Middle East show ‘miraculous journey’ of life in womb

9. Telegraph: Italy’s populist government plans to reward fertile families with state land in bid to boost birth rate

10. I think WFB would have appreciated: How Agatha Christie helped to save the Latin Mass

PLUS: It’s All Saints Day. A few tweets at @KathrynLopez

Speaking of saints: Reformer Bishop Charles Borromeo can help us today

My intern from a summer ago, Jeanne Marie Hathway (a student at my alma mater, The Catholic University of America), on a podcast about young people and faith.

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