Killing a human child in the womb is often defended “in the name of safeguarding other rights,” the pope has said. “But how can an act that suppresses innocent and helpless life in its beginnings be therapeutic, civil, or even human?” … [Read more...] about Pope Francis: Midwives Carry out ‘Noblest of All Professions’
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“This team has proven so many times, over and over again, that it wins in every way, shape or form,” right tackle Mike McGlinchey said. “We’re still here because of that. We’ve won 14 of them so far. It doesn’t have to be pretty. It doesn’t have to be lighting up the stat sheet through the air. We’re very content being one of the No. 1 teams running the football.” … [Read more...] about 49ers’ new Super Bowl formula? ‘We’ll run power down your throat’
The person who reached over when Raptors guard Kyle Lowry fell into the crowd Thursday while chasing a loose ball during Game 3 of the NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors wasn’t just a fan. He was also a minority owner of the Golden State Warriors and a prominent Silicon Valley investor. … [Read more...] about Who is Mark Stevens, the Warriors owner who shoved a Raptors player?
To supplement their African American workforce, Mormons purchased and “adopted” Indian children. By the early 1850s, both California and Utah had legalized Native American servitude. “An Act for the Relief of Indian Slaves and Prisoners” allowed Utah’s white residents to keep Native children in their households for up to 20 years. Those children were generally required to work to pay back the price of their own purchase. Through a similar law, white Californians secured Indian minors as domestic wards. … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: California’s forgotten slave history
In more recent times, sports figures, entertainers and celebrities of various stripes are often assigned heroic status. In fact, whenever they “fall” from their pedestals for any number of reasons, we often lament their dwindling numbers. What we’re mostly mourning, I think, are people our children can look up to — as well as figures we can aspire to emulate ourselves. … [Read more...] about Paul Batura: What is heroism and who is a hero?