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Extra, extra! News and views for June 15, 2022

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The Philosophical Approach – They don’t teach existentialist philosophy at music school, but if they did. . . Advice to Musicians from Martin Heidegger (Ted Gioia)

Raised as a Boy – The only long-term study done on post-operative trans-sexuals found a higher risk of suicide. Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation Among Trans-Identifying Kids (National Review)

God’s Will through History – Butterfield did not offer us Christian apologetics, but he did offer a Christian understanding of history far more appealing than Lewis’s dismissal of the project. C.S. Lewis Was Wrong on History (Providence Magazine)

Red Hat McElroy – “Although much has already been written concerning Pope Francis’s elevating Bishop Robert McElroy to the College of Cardinals, I believe a critical aspect of Bishop McElroy’s appointment is missing.”  The American Catholic Church: A Defense (The Catholic Thing)

Second Amendment Deniers – Unlike committing an abortion or pumping your child full of hormones, the legal purchase or ownership of a gun does not cause anyone harm. Democrats Think Teens Can Kill Babies And Sterilize Themselves But 18 Is Too Young For Self Defense (The Federalist)

Burned-Out Parents – For years, evangelical Christians were enthusiastic supporters of adoption by sponsoring conferences, targeting adoption-friendly Sundays and staging adoption fairs in parish halls. Evangelical Christian Adoption Movement Hit by “Tsunami” of Mentally Ill Children (Newsweek)

No Man Is an Island – Stanford dismantled its famously spontaneous campus life. The cost may be what made it great: cultivating free, independent agency in its students. Stanford’s War on Social Life (Palladium Magazine)

Abortion Perpetrator – The speaker of the House now faces perhaps the most important choice of her career: party platform or life and human dignity. Nancy Pelosi Faces a Choice (First Things)

Seeking God – It is something we all must do, set out to find ultimate reality, truths, and the Truth itself if we have any designs on lasting happiness and fulfillment. Why Catholic Art–Literature in Particular–Matters, Especially Today (Catholic Stand)

The Color of Life – “As I scoped the scenery for reference photos or places to paint on location, I found myself looking for and noticing more colors than just gray and brown.” Finding God in the Ordinary (Catholic Exchange)

Queen Elizabeth II – In the aftermath of the Jubilee celebrations, here’s a response to those who wonder why a Catholic would love the British sovereign. I’m Catholic and I love Queen Elizabeth II — here’s why (Aleteia)

Eucharistic Revival – It is in faithful Catholic education that young people learn not to separate their lives and their knowledge from Christ, who enters into every study and every activity. We Need ‘Eucharistic Education’ (National Catholic Register)

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