Sergey Aksyonov, governor of occupied Crimea, is inspecting the flooded city of Kerch with his bodyguards swimming behind😕 pic.twitter.com/2J7eFZzhgB
— Tadeusz Giczan (@TadeuszGiczan) June 17, 2021
As I was walking through a store, I heard someone call "Rabbi!" I turned around to find an employee who said:
— Rabbi S Litvin (@BluegrassRabbi) June 16, 2021
3. Elizabeth Kirk: Supreme Court Unanimously Protects Catholic Foster Care Agency
Far from marginalizing religious organizations, all nine justices recognized the enormous contribution such groups make to the public welfare.
A broad consensus that government routinely relies upon and benefits from the good work of religiously motivated groups is especially critical at a time when there are renewed efforts to pass the Equality Act, a law which would federalize the policies embodied in the city’s position and that explicitly provides that federal religious freedom protections would not apply in its enforcement.
“It doesn’t matter which one they give me; it’s just a matter of what you’re grateful for,” Cal explained.
“Eight days is never enough to have with anyone in comparison to a lifetime, but I know we will cherish every moment we were given,” she said. “As his passing came and the doctor gave the official declaration, our little guy has his tiny footprints forever stamped on my heart. I was asked this past week how I could love someone so much I did not give birth to and my answer was, how could you not? He needed us and we needed him, and that is the definition of family.”
7. Grazie Pozo Christie: How liberty failed fertility
The things that tie us down, like family duties, religion, tradition, and even anthropological realities, are more and more regarded as obstacles to personal freedom — even sources of oppression.
How could we expect childbearing — effectively disconnected from love and marriage by widespread contraception and legal abortion — to survive in an age that worships personal freedom? …
We must acknowledge that the exhilarating shaking off of our bonds and fetters has freed us only for a lonely, frigid future. The idol of personal liberty, so promising and enticing, has finally failed us on a massive scale. It is time to replace it with a humbler, nobler kind of liberty.
Speaker Pelosi, you say you are a mother and have standing on this issue.
You’re right – you are a mother and you do have standing on this issue bc YOU KNOW AT 15 weeks you were celebrating the life a HUMAN BEING, now go do that for the other kids, who need advocates not death. https://t.co/Tv993P2tSL
— Alison H.Centofante (@AlisonHowardC) June 17, 2021
9. Arthur Brooks: Sacrificing for Their Kids Makes Fathers Happier
10. Ian Rowe and Brad Wilcox: Sorry, Harvard, fathers still matter — including Black fathers
This Harvard research is part and parcel of a larger effort to call into question the idea that married, two-parent families matter not just for Black children but, indeed, all children. … (But) young white men from single-parent families, for instance, are more likely to end up in prison than young Black men from intact, two-parent homes.
11. From Charter School Teacher Lelac Amalgor: Why Remote Learning Is A Failure: I Taught Online School This Year. It Was a Disgrace.
Sane friends on the left: Please know how things are so you know where you stand. Be under no illusions: You can never be Woke enough. You may try to keep up, but Wokeness will outrun you. Your turn will come. Pleading "but I'm on your side" won't save youhttps://t.co/2wZ87o04u5
— Robert P. George (@McCormickProf) June 16, 2021
“It’s important that everyone knows I’m so much more than the bad things that happen to me. … You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy.”
14. John J. Miller: ‘The Conjuring 3’ keeps Hollywood’s fascination with spiritual warfare alive
Headlines (Nov. 20, 1985) from the last time a U.S. president met one-on-one in Geneva with the Soviet/Russian leader … pic.twitter.com/NUCcQxfmqf
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) June 16, 2021
Her work in medicine, public health, nursing education, ending abusive practices such as footbinding, and vices such as opium addictions, were an extension of her work of evangelism. They were all expressions of her understanding that the Gospel was meant for all of life, not just our eternal salvation. In all of these cases, she was acting out of love of God and neighbor, seeking to improve the lives of the people she served, both for this world and the next.
20. Archbishop Charles Chaput: On Matters of Life and Death
For more from retired Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput — who we have to thank for the Fulton win today — see my recent conversation with him here: