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Extra, extra! News and views for May 18, 2022


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Tolkien and Chesterton – “J.R.R. Tolkien and G.K. Chesterton, two great champions of the modern fantasy genre, understood literary creation, and art in general, as somehow expressing God’s creativity in the world.” The Theology of Chesterton and Tolkien: An Interview with Alison Milbank (European Conservative)

Not just a child – “One can desire a child—but never this child.” Abortion is Eugenics (New Polity)

The Manifesto – “The Buffalo shooter is a despicable racist who should be executed, but the media are trying to mold him into an acolyte of a talk-show host they dislike.” What They’re Not Telling You about the Buffalo Shooter (National Review)

Lives Legally Taken – “The pro-abortion machine has been working overtime to churn out lies about preborn babies and laws designed to protect them.” 5 Lies Abortion Supporters Spread About Overturning Roe And How To Counter Them (The Federalist)

Canon Law – “many Catholics, regardless of their background or political views, including many clerics, view canon law mostly as a kind of prudential fiction, if they know about it at all.” Why Canon Law Matters (The Lamp Magazine)

An American Awakening – “Some people say that there has never been a harder time in the United States to be Catholic. One can understand why. Public approval weighs against us” The Next American Awakening Starts Here (The Catholic Thing)

Why Believe? – “What does it mean to profess belief in one God, as we do when we pray the Creed at Mass?” Why believe in the Christian God? Why not Zeus, Loki or Apollo? (CTS Books)

Smarter Revolutionists – Our American progressives move slowly. Take the sexual revolution. It has passed through many stages in the last sixty years, with perhaps more stages to go. How to Destroy a Civilization: Gradually (The Catholic Thing)

Confronting Totalitarianism – Orwell’s two comic novels of the 1930s, Keep The Aspidistra Flying (1936) and Coming Up For Air (1939), remind us of how essential the satiric impulse was to his anti-totalitarianism. Orwell’s Humor (City Journal)

Pro-Life “Male Supremacists” – “The online headline was ‘Supremacy movements unite over abortion restriction, though for different reasons.’” NPR Host Calls Pro-Life Americans “White Male Supremacists” (Life News)

Summer of Rage – “Pro-abortion activist groups including the Women’s March, Planned Parenthood and others have planned upwards of 400 ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ demonstrations for Saturday”. President Of Women’s March Promises ‘Summer Of Rage’ (Daily Caller)

Traditionis Custodes – “We are entering the first ordination season after Francis’s motu proprio Traditionis Custodes and many of the ordinandi, as well as their confreres in lower years, are suffering anxiety and distress.” Newly Ordained Priests and Permission to Offer the Traditional Latin Mass (One Peter Five)

Never Too Late – An Italian woman whose 13th birthday cake was stolen from her mother’s windowsill by U.S. soldiers in 1945 has received a replacement cake, 77 years later. US Army Replaces Birthday Cake Stolen From Italian Girl in 1945, 77 Years Later (The Epoch Times)

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