By Kerry McDonald, The Stream - Many parents are balking at back-to-school, choosing instead to homeschool their children this fall... Gratefully, this virus seems to be sparing most children, and prominent medical organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics have urged schools to reopen this fall with in-person learning. For some parents, fear of the virus itself is a primary consideration in delaying a child’s return to school, especially if the child has direct contact with individuals who are most vulnerable to COVID-19’s worst effects.
By Ryan T. Anderson, Public Discourse - The past two weeks brought welcome rulings from the Supreme Court on religious liberty. We should celebrate these victories, because religious liberty is an authentic natural and human right. But it’s not enough. And even the best of religious liberty wins can’t adequately contend in a proxy war over substantive issues... We must do more politically to protect human flourishing and the authentic common good. This is particularly true with respect to the Court’s Bostock ruling, which read progressive gender ideology into our nation’s civil rights laws. ...
By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture - The irreligious and irrational USCCB eradication policy template is painfully familiar. In the ongoing saga of the episcopal child abuse cover-up, Church leaders repeatedly promise to establish policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure that these crimes “never happen again” (another astonishing claim). Who needs Moses and the Ten Commandments when we have USCCB policies?
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews - The Trump administration finalized another pro-life regulation Monday, this one to clarify that the definition of sex discrimination in Obamacare does not include abortions... The new rule officially ends a 2016 regulation from the Obama administration that could have forced medical workers to help abort unborn babies. It restores the government’s interpretation of sex discrimination to “the plain meaning … as determined by biology,” according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.