Varia — July 27, 2017

1. Blogged about the role of beauty in evangelization, based on my experience at the Convocation of Catholic Leaders (and including a plug for my pal Chris Mueller): http://www.archny.org/news/the-way-of-beauty

2. An Iraqi Archbishop writes of the plight of his flock: http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/26/the-threatened-future-of-christianity-in-iraq/ Meanwhile, a federal judge blocks the deportation of 1,400 Iraqi’s, including many Chaldean Christians: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/07/25/judge-halts-deportation-detained-iraqi-immigrants/507587001/

3. Pro-lifers should listen to our bishops when they express grave concerns about cuts to Medicaid. Here’s a big reason why: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/24/538556088/crisis-pregnancy-centers-help-pregnant-women-enroll-in-medicaid. Astounding that almost half of births in America are covered by Medicaid: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/27/534436521/from-birth-to-death-medicaid-affects-the-lives-of-millions

4. The legacy of divorce can last for a lifetime: https://ifstudies.org/blog/the-adult-children-of-divorce-find-their-voice

5. Good process can produce good legislation; bad process cannot: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449832/republicans-ridiculous-health-care-process-everything-wrong-us-politics

6. Legalizing assisted suicide produces a callous pro-death attitude very easily, and the most vulnerable are at risk: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/doctor-suggested-assisted-suicide-daughter-mother-elson-1.4218669

7. The Brave New World is getting closer and closer, if it’s not already here: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/449878/human-genetic-engineering-starts

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Varia — July 27, 2017

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