Links for 07/13/17

by Michael Sean Winters

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In the Las Cruces Sun-News, the story of Jorge Taborda, an immigrant grandfather who has sought refuge from immigration officials who have already deported his wife, at a Franciscan retreat center and the support he is receiving from Bishop Oscar Cantu. 

How do you say "mobbed up" in Russian? I do not know the language so I can't say, but this video from CNN shows what it looks like. 

In the Washington Post, Charlie Camosy suggests that doctors are not the people who should decide the ethical question about whether or not to end little Charlie Gard's life. The money quote: "The social location of physicians as people of privilege should make us skeptical about their moral judgments, especially if we have a moral preference to value the needs of the most vulnerable." I am normally a bit allergic to questioning or affirming a person's views based on their social position, the color of their skin, etc. There are no privileged hermeneutics. But, in this case, the point has plenty of, dare we say it, scientific data to support it. Kudos to Camosy for sticking with the theological issues this case entails.  


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