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Extra, extra! News and views for June 8, 2022


Detail from « Woman Reading » (1878-79) by Mary Cassatt (WikiArt.org)

The Pride Flag – “St. Augustine calls pride the libido dominandi — the lust for domination — and he describes this as a spiritual disposition which is fundamentally disordering.” The Two Cities in June (Post Liberal Order)

Omission of Race – Frank James, the man arrested for Tuesday’s New York City subway shooting, is a black nationalist and outspoken racist who railed against whites, Jews, and Hispanics. Yes, the Media Bury the Race of Murderers—If They’re Not White (The Washington Free Beacon)

Sustained Economic Growth – Two economic historians explain what made the Industrial Revolution, and modern life, possible. About 200 years ago, the world started getting rich. Why? (The Vox)

Choosing Pronouns – A majority share of polled Americans state children should not be able to choose their pronouns if they do not align with their biological sex. Harvard-Harris poll: Majority believe children should not be able to choose their pronouns (The Blaze)

Pride Month – If anybody wants to understand what is happening to the public square in America …  they need look no further than Pride Month. Welcome to Pride Month, Christian (World)

Catholic Actor’s Family – Having interviewed Mark Wahlberg recently about his film Father Stu, it was wonderful to hear him talk about Stu with such compassion and enthusiasm. Here’s just another reason to love Mark Wahlberg (Aleteia)

Blaming Baby Boomers – How often the youngsters use the Boomer—sometimes, BOOMER!—when airing their grievances. The Myth of the Boomer Bogeyman (American Greatness)

Most Catholics – Just a third of Catholics report the church has had an influence on their political views. Most Catholic Americans disagree with hardline positions of church leadership (AP NORC)

Unsourced Speculation – Pope Francis added fuel to rumors about the future of his pontificate by announcing he would visit the central Italian city of L’Aquila in August for a feast initiated by Pope Celestine V. Pope Francis fuels new speculation on future of pontificate (Crux Now)

A Sterile Society – Pope Francis declared what he called “the alliance of the generations” to be “indispensable.” Grandparents & Handing Down the Faith (Catholic Exchange)

Body of Christ – Dating back to the 13th century, Eucharistic processions offer the faithful the opportunity for adoration as one body, regardless of language or culture. Diverse Cultures United by Eucharist (Orlando Diocese)

Abortion Was Never an Option – “Only once, during my teenage years, did I ever ask my mother whether she had considered having an abortion.” Why My Parents Chose Life (The Atlantic)

Chicken Fried Pride – “Chick-fil-A has finally come around to celebrating pride month this year.” In Honor Of Pride Month Chick-Fil-A Waffle Fries Will Be Seasoned With Salt From Lot’s Wife (Babylon Bee)

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