Varia — January 8, 2018

1. A huge win for the religious liberty and free speech rights of pregnancy centers in the 4th Circuit, which struck down a discriminatory mandatory disclosure law from Maryland: http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2018/01/4th-circuit-win-for-pregnancy-care-center-in-compelled-speech-case.html

2. The Holy Father’s annual address to the diplomatic corps is a State of the World Address from the Church’s perspective, and well worth reading: http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2018/january/documents/papa-francesco_20180108_corpo-diplomatico.html

3. New Ways Ministry, a long-standing dissident group, does what it does best – dissent from the Church’s teaching about the absurdity of gender ideology: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/bishops-letter-on-sexual-identity-prompts-lgbt-counter-lobbying-22776

4. The insatiable anti-religious fanatics at the ACLU are targeting another religious adoption agency for its deviation from the current orthodoxy: http://www.becketlaw.org/case/dumont-v-lyon/

5. Every so often, evil eugenicists give voice to exactly what evil despicable thoughts they’ve been thinking all along: http://www.lifenews.com/2018/01/04/university-professor-promotes-killing-disabled-babies-time-to-support-eugenic-abortion/

6. Word of the day: “Decadence (noun): moral degeneration or decay, turpitude, unrestrained or excessive self-indulgence”. Examples de jour from the US http://www.chron.com/sports/article/The-Lingerie-Football-League-is-coming-to-Houston-12471158.php and Europe http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42552687 (add “blasphemy” to the second story too)

7. An Only in New York Story — a stolen monstrance is found abandoned on the subway: http://blog.newadvent.org/2018/01/stolen-monstrance-recovered-from-thief.html

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Varia — January 8, 2018

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