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Stop being angry at Western media for ‘ignoring’ Boko Haram by Karen Attiah: “It is Nigeria’s government that ultimately is responsible for the life and security of all Nigerian citizens. And in this basic duty, it has failed. It is Nigeria’s military that is responsible for protecting the territorial integrity of the country — despite its massive budget, it has failed.”

How Martin Luther King’s faith drove his activism by Brandon Ambrosino: “King’s notion of love really was revolutionary in that it threatened to undo the social stratifications that undergird our modern world.”

What if Pope Francis gave the State of the Union address? by John Gehring: “Please do not forget the migrant who crosses the desert. She has a family and holds tight to dreams. Do not abandon the unborn in the womb. Justice and human rights are not served by defacing the image of God. Do not discard the elderly or think the dying are served by the false mercy of euthanasia. I beg you to use the great influence and wealth found in this mighty nation to serve the common good. Say no to an economy of exclusion and inequality.”

Progressives should support the 20-week abortion ban by Janet Robert: “Progressives are pro-science, right? From clashes over climate change to school text books, the common refrain from progressives is that we stand on the side of the most credible and advanced scientific evidence. Yet on abortion, we see far too many progressives closing their eyes to the breakthroughs that have occurred through technological innovation in understanding development in the womb.”

The ultrasound generation by Ashley McGuire: “The ultrasound generation especially will not relent. Rather, with each advance that supports our deeply held belief that life is fragile and precious in all its stages, regardless of sex or disability, we grow emboldended.”

A Listening Church: An Interview With Archbishop Blase Cupich by Grant Gallicho: “Ours is a living tradition. It always has been. There is no moment in time that can be so idealized that it undermines the idea that the tradition is a living one. It is a living tradition not because of anything we say, but because the risen Christ is always doing something new in the life of the church.”

“I’m Here!”—The Cry for Human Communion by Jessica Keating: “It is a plea for the formation of communities of men and women that encounter the unborn child and her mother, the disabled, the homeless, and the elderly not as burdens to be cast off, but as those who cry out in all their particularity and need the desire for human communion, for human embrace, for recognition and love.”

Has Roe Already Been Overturned? The Viability Of The Pain-Capable Act by Charles Camosy: “Sixty-four percent of Americans support the 20-week ban. Contrary to the now-defunct “war on women” narrative, women are significantly more likely than men to favor this law. It is also supported by moderates who identify as pro-choice, especially given the fact that 20 weeks is tame compared to European abortion restrictions.”

Obama’s SOTU by Michael Sean Winters: “The President was precise when it came to expanding the tax credit for childcare which he properly labeled ‘a national economic priority,’ and, again, he pointed to a lesson from history: During World War II, the government provided universal child care so women could work in the factories while the men went off to fight.”

I’m a feminist and I’m against abortion by Erika Bachiochi: “Abortion betrays women by having us believe that we must become like men — that is, not pregnant — to achieve parity with them, professionally, socially, educationally. And if we are poor, overwhelmed or abandoned by the child’s father, or if medical expenses would be too great for us or for our child, social “responsibility” requires us to rid ourselves of our own offspring.”

Remembering the Wise Words of a Good Man by Joseph McAuley: “Amidst the happy chaos of children and family life, he took the time to think, study and reflect on the deeper meaning of life with others, from priests and academics or to whomever he met. He was interested in things of God as well as man—he was a man of contemplation as well as action.”

Why the pro-life movement needs Democrats by Matt Hadro: “Janet Robert, the president of the board of Democrats for Life, told CNA that the pro-life movement has to expand its coalition to get beyond the stereotype of conservative Christian pro-lifers.”

Priest-scientists are at the crossroads of faith and reason by John Farrell: “It’s perhaps easy to think of Consolmagno as a rare bird: a Jesuit brother trained in science as well as theology. But in fact, there is a grand tradition of priests who were also great scientists going far back in the Church’s history.”