Links for 06/01/17

At the Catholic Labor Network, Church and Labor stood together to defend sanctuary cities in Texas, but the Republican, and Catholic, governor signed the bill into law anyway. Wait 'til he finds out that heaven is a closed shop!

From the LA Times, Reason #348 to always vote for Democrats: Buried in the Financial Choice Act is a rollback on regulations on payday lenders.

In the Washington Post, E.J. Dionne wonders of today's anti-Trump conservatives will start a movement akin to what became neo-conservatism in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Visit EarthBeat, NCR's new reporting project that explores the ways Catholics and other faith groups are taking action on the climate crisis.

Yesterday, I put up a recording of Mozart's "Dove sono." Because it is raining for about the tenth day in a row, and we all need something beautiful to keep us going, here is another exquisite piece of music, "O Sleep why dost thou leave me?" from Handel's "Semele" sung by Kathleen Battle. For all the reported difficulty of her personality, I submit that Battle's voice is simply the best at the delicate phrasings of Handel's arias, bar none. 



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