Foster Care

Help for Foster Kids, SCOTUSBlog Misunderstandings, Celebrating Ramesh & More: Twenty-Five Things That Caught My Eye Today, July 9, 2020 – Politics Article

1. Mother Loraine Marie Maguire: The Supreme Court just saved our nuns’ religious freedom and work for the poor 2. Naomi Schaefer Riley: For Foster Kids, a Step in the Right Direction Child-welfare agencies are looking for safe, stable, and loving homes for tens of thousands of kids, yet they don’t have basic information about the kinds of families willing to do this vital work. Somewhere between 30 percent and 50 percent of foster parents quit within the first year,…

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Religious Liberty & More: Twenty-Five Things that Caught My Eye Today — July 8, 2020 – Politics Article

1. The Washington Post: Pope denounces unimaginable “hell” of Libyan migrant camps Francis recalled that he heard stories of suffering from the migrants he met on Lampedusa in 2013, but only realized when he got back to the Vatican that his translator had only relayed a fraction of what the migrants had recounted. “He gave me the distilled version,” Francis said of the translator, explaining that this is often the case when the world hears blandly of war and suffering…

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Twenty-One Things that Caught My Eye Today: Hong Kong, Helping Foster Children, & More (June 30, 2020) – Politics Article

1. Reason: These Women Received a Death Sentence for Being Sick In Prison Hazel McGary is one of three inmates identified by Reason who have died from alleged medical neglect since 2018 at FCI Aliceville. Numerous current and former inmates, as well as their families, say in interviews, desperate letters, and lawsuits, that women inside Aliceville face disastrous delays in medical care. They describe monthslong waits for doctor appointments and routine procedures, skepticism and retaliation from staff, and terrible pain…

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SCOTUS & Abortion, the Elderly and COVID-19 & More: Twenty-Five Things that Caught My Eye — June 29, 2020 – Politics Article

1. Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions The chief justice is right to emphasize judicial humility and to respect earlier courts’ conclusions, but he erred in treating a four-year-old mistake as written in stone. He is right to insist that “a weighing of costs and benefits of an abortion restriction [is not] a job for courts,” but he neglected his own insight by second-guessing the people of Louisiana. He has overturned wrong precedents in the past, and he should…

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BraveLove Father’s Day Story: Life and Love Begets More Life and Love – Politics Article

A man named Clay tells his story of being adopted. When he got married and became a father, he and his wife decided to foster. There’s no pretending in his testimony that any of it is easy, but there is a recognition that there is a path to healing, understanding, greater love. Happy Father’s Day, this weekend, to every man who has stepped up to the plate to love a child, whatever the obstacles, whatever the challenges, whatever the sacrifices.…

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Prayer, Racism & More — Fifteen Things That Caught My Eye Today: (June 10, 2020) – Politics Article

1. Father Roger J. Landry: Protesting on Both Knees 2. Sen. Marco Rubio: On the Unjust Death of George Floyd and Racism in America: The foundations of our country are not irredeemably racist. Abolition, women’s suffrage, desegregation, the Civil Rights movement—these were not appeals to overthrow our values, these were demands that we fulfill them. And the Constitution that once considered slaves three-fifths of a human being was ultimately the vehicle used to free them and, eventually, to secure their most…

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Twenty Things That Caught My Eye Today: Christianity Today, Foster Care & a Little Christmas, Too – Politics Article

1. About Christianity Today and impeachment: A lot of Christians made a prudential judgment about Donald Trump based chiefly on abortion, right? If the Democrats weren’t as obnoxiously radical as they are on that and other cultural issues, I think you would have seen a number of more conservative-minded people vote for a reasonable Democrat. That was not a choice in the last presidential election. I frequently find I don’t have a very high tolerance for outrage about things Donald…

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