By C.C. Pecknold, The American Conservative - President Biden has lost patience. After months of telling Americans that vaccine mandates aren’t necessary, Biden announced on Thursday a federal vaccination mandate affecting 100 million Americans. Not only did he not bother to provide citizens with a coherent rationale, but the rationale he did provide seemed to suggest that the mandate was necessary because vaccinated people need to be protected from unvaccinated people
By Tony Perkins, Patriot Post - That infuriates doctors like Johns Hopkins Martin Makary, who says that regardless of what people think about the president’s Afghanistan withdrawal, one thing that’s “abundantly clear” is that “the White House is creating daily COVID headlines to distract from [it].” “The use of medical recommendations as a smoke bomb from other political problems is an unprecedented violation of the public trust in the medical profession. Please stop playing politics with COVID,” he urged.
Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word - Luke 7:1-10 - After he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people he entered Capernaum. Now a centurion had a slave who was dear to him, who was sick and at the point of death. When he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his slave.
Franciscan Media - The ambiguity and intrigue surrounding John, the great preacher (his name means “golden-mouthed”) from Antioch, are characteristic of the life of any great man in a capital city. Brought to Constantinople after a dozen years of priestly service in Syria, John found himself the reluctant victim of an imperial ruse to make him bishop in the greatest city of the empire.