A number of interesting stories have crossed my screen this week. I haven’t had time to post each individually, but wanted to draw attention to some of them nonetheless.
- This link will take you to the YouTube video “‘Unwanted’: A Story about Choice.” It’s about one child–a child of rape–and the effect of his mother’s choice to give birth to him then give him up for adoption. It’s only 1.5 minutes long, but it packs a punch. (h/t Creative Minority Report)
- I’ve seen this story via a couple sources (including Fr. Z over at WDTPRS): A group of 100 US Anglican parishes have expressed their desire to enter the Catholic Church.
- “Premature baby ‘Tom Thumb’ born at 25 weeks weighing half a pound survives.” Wow. Worth clicking the link just to look at the photo of this baby in all his tiny preciousness. (h/t American Papist)
- A Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Denver is coming under criticism and protest for being obedient. Fr. William Breslin, following Archdiocesan policy, declined enrollment in his parish’s school to the daughter of a lesbian couple. Read his blog entries on the matter here and here. Read the comments of his Archbishop, Most. Rev. Charles J. Chaput, here. Fr. Z also has some excellent commentary. And offer up a prayer for Fr. Breslin and for the conversion of the couple in question.
- Leon Suprenant provides some quick observations on the U.S. bishops and the Senate health care reform bill.
- Msgr. Charles Pope looks at “What Little Children Can Teach Us about Prayer” (h/t to a CUF Blog reader)