Distinctly Catholic: Yesterday, at the University of Notre Dame, this year's Laetare Medal was awarded jointly to Vice President Joe Biden and former Speaker of the House John Boehner.
The Left often, and rightly, claims the mantle of science for its positions but, according to this article in NYDaily News by Charles Camosy, one technological development affecting neonatal life is about to challenge liberals to choose between science and their slavish devotion to exceedingly liberal abortion laws.
Distinctly Catholic: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan described his meeting with the Republican presidential candidate: "I was very encouraged by what I heard from Donald Trump today," he told reporters.
At RNS, John Gehring writes about Notre Dame's decision to award the Laetare Medal this year to Vice President Joe Biden and former Speaker of the House John Boehner. Patrick Reilly at the poorly named Cardinal Newman Society is in a tizzy about this award, but what to expect from a guy who got his start doing oppo research for Republicans on the Hill and then went on to work at Heritage. Gehring, conversely, hits all the right notes.
Distinctly Catholic: That Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego is convoking a diocesan synod to consider how to embrace Amoris Laetitia is both good news and important news.
Distinctly Catholic: Polling results register attitudes of voters if the electorate looks like the polling sample.
At Politico, the results of a new Quinnipiac poll indicate that the race between Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump is within the margin of error in Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Of course, the GOP race is concluded and Sen. Sanders is still deluding himself that he can win the Democratic nod, which may account for some of this, but I think the prospect of a Trump win is a lot more likely than some people think.
Distinctly Catholic: Our economic and social life must be predicated on the significance of workers, not consumers.
Mark DeMoss, a longtime member of the board at Liberty University, has resigned on account of Jerry Falwell, Jr's endorsement of Donald Trump. Falwell is the president of Liberty University and DeMoss worked closely with his dad, who founded the school. RNS has the story. To be clear: This is a fight within a family, and I suspect we will see more such fights as people come to grips with the fact that Trump is the nominee.
Distinctly Catholic: A headline switch reveals a bias at The Washington Post that is not restricted to the opinion section.