Some who otherwise support the Texas Heartbeat Act's aim to curb legal abortions have qualms about its enforcement mechanism, which critics say risks creating an unseemly bounty system and disastrous legal precedents.
Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: A look at approval ratings and how presidents recover from disaster. El Paso has done far better getting vaccinated than other jurisdictions.
In the face of widespread evidence of humanity's dark side, speakers a prayer service Sept. 13 — on the eve of the opening of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly — identified unmistakable signs of hope. Bishop Gregory J. Mansour of the Maronite Diocese of St. Maron of Brooklyn said there is a "great and edifying effort" by the United Nations to counter "totalitarian forms of government that trample the rights of the people they are called to serve."
Distinctly Catholic: If critical race theory calls us to embrace legal ideas such as affirmative action, sign me up. However, readers and students deserve better than the ideology on display in "The 1619 Project."