4. Matt Lewis: Abortion Is Why Never-Trump Republicans Can’t Work With Dems
Gerry Bradley argues that judges can be faithful to the Founders only by relying on moral and metaphysical truths that lie beyond the Constitution, and so he counsels breaking from positivist originalism for a more substantive defense of the unborn person. https://t.co/YqMvBRDJdm
— Professor Pecknold (@ccpecknold) June 3, 2021
9. Carl Trueman: How Expressive Individualism Threatens Civil Society
When a teacher can be punished for expressing concerns about a proposed school policy, that’s a glaring sign our public schools have lost their way.
We need more teachers like Tanner Cross who are willing to speak up on behalf of kids and families. pic.twitter.com/7bmeNey45V
— Kristen Waggoner (@KWaggonerADF) June 3, 2021
12. Cardinal Dolan: ‘We Preach Love! Why Do Some Hate Us?’
We’ve had many families attend Franciscan over the years, but it’s not often we see a husband and wife graduate together!
This year, Allan and Veronica Caballero both earned their degrees and had their three young children cheering them on at commencement.
Congrats! 🎊 pic.twitter.com/Ot9VdqNQqh
— Franciscan University (@FranciscanU) June 2, 2021
Elizabeth Bruenig is another millennial mom who found that childbearing isn’t “a chore but a pleasure, not the end of freedom as you know it but the beginning of a kind of liberty you can’t imagine.” Through motherhood, Bruenig came to realize that “[w]ith the exception of — perhaps — a few immutable characteristics, you are not something you discover one day through trial and error and interior spelunking; you are something that is constantly in the process of becoming, the invention of endless revolutions. You never know who you are, because who you are is always changing.”
One February afternoon in 1970, Margaret Faiella sat down in a lobby chair to crochet during her lunch break at her office job in downtown Manhattan. She noticed a young man fumbling to buy a pack of cigarettes from a vending machine. Then he walked up to her.
“Is anyone sitting here?” he asked, looking at the chair next to her.
“No,” she said.
“Who are you crocheting that for?”
They met for tuna sandwiches the next day in her office building’s cafeteria. They went for a date at a steakhouse in Brooklyn the evening after that. He called her nightly to serenade her on the telephone with his guitar. Nine months later she married Ernest Rossi, whose memory of their meeting remained vivid in the telling 51 years later.
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