The Briefing 10-25-17

Breathtaking account of prenatal surgery highlights dignity of life, wonder of creationNew York Times (Denise Grady) — To Mend a Birth Defect, Surgeons Operate on the Patient Within the … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-24-17

Marriage down under: tracing developments in the same-sex marriage voteCNN (Lucie Morris-Marr) — The simple yes-no question dividing Australia's suburbsAustralian bishops perform a ‘theological … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-23-17

Fragility of democracy on display as Catalans, others seek independenceNew York Times (Raphael Minder) — Spain Will Remove Catalonia Leader, Escalating Secession CrisisConstitutional question … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-20-17

Who are the real extremists on the issue of abortion?Washington Post (George F. Will) — Democrats are the real abortion extremistsShould the Supreme Court hire a team of official social … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-19-17

The Caliphate in retreat: Coalition forces seize Raqqa from the Islamic StateNew York Times (Anne Barnard and Hwaida Saad) — Raqqa, ISIS ‘Capital,’ Is Captured, U.S.-Backed Forces SayThe … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-18-17

Dance of legislation in CA shows the danger to religious liberty across the countryCNN (Daniella Diaz) — Brown signs law OK'ing third option for gender on California driver's licensesThe … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-17-17

The religion of contraception: Buyer’s remorse for religious liberty among the revolutionariesNew York Times (Linda Greenhouse) — On Contraception, It’s Church Over StateThe AP Stylebook goes to … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-16-17

Fire in Northern California: One of humanity's deadliest enemiesNew York Times (Staff) — Northern California Fires Have Destroyed at Least 5,700 BuildingsConcern emerges as marijuana crop goes … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-13-17

Who is responsible for the secularization of America’s young people? FiveThirtyEight (Daniel Cox) — College Professors Aren’t Killing ReligionWhose priorities are fueling the secularization of … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-12-17

The next step in the evolution of the Boy Scouts of America: accepting girlsLos Angeles Times (Kurtis Lee) — The newest step in the evolution of the Boy Scouts: accepting girlsThe words "boys" … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-11-17

Historic College at Oxford says Christianity is just too harmful for freshmenTimes of London (Rosemary Bennett) — Balliol College Oxford bans Christians from freshers fairThe Telegraph (Camilla … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-10-17

When did the Kennedy family change its position on abortion?Wall Street Journal (Anne Hendershott) — How Support for Abortion Became Kennedy DogmaAlabama Senate candidate flaunts pro-abortion … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-09-17

A clash of orthodoxies: Trump administration's reversal of contraception mandate sets off firestormNew York Times (Editorial Board) — Mr. Trump’s Attack on Birth ControlBoston Globe (Editorial … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-06-17

Partisanship comes to late-night: What the turn in comedy tells us about the cultureNew York Times (Jim Rutenberg) — Colbert, Kimmel and the Politics of Late NightDark, anxious, and realistic: … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-05-17

After House passes 20-week abortion ban, sanctity of human life could hang by a Senate ruleNew York Magazine (Ed Kilgore) — House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban on Near-Perfect Party-Line … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-04-17

How to speak in the aftermath of a massacre, even in a context of controversyWashington Post (Greg Sargent) — This is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. How should we talk about … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-03-17

The moral vocabulary of pure evil in the aftermath of Las (Albert Mohler) — “An Act of Pure Evil” — Searching for Meaning in Las VegasThe importance of moral facts, not … [Read more...]

The Briefing 10-02-17

The intersection of natural disaster and political leadership in the aftermath of Hurricane MariaWashington Post (Ben Fox and Danica Coto) — Aid flows to Puerto Rico but many still lack water … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-29-17

A pornographic revolution, Playboy, and the death of Hugh HefnerNew York Times (Matt Schudel) — Hugh Hefner, visionary editor who founded Playboy magazine, dies at (Albert … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-28-17

What does Roy Moore’s victory mean for the Republican party and the state of American politics?New York Times (Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns) — Roy Moore Wins Senate G.O.P. Runoff in … [Read more...]