In memory of my baby daughter Margaret, who died last May 26, here are 11 things I want everyone to know about child loss, grief, still birth and Down syndrome…

Eleven months ago today, my family suffered the unspeakable tragedy of losing our 6th child, Margaret, to Down Syndrome. What we expected to be the joyous birth of — by all accounts — our healthy baby girl was in an instant turned into the devastating, heart-wrenching pain of loss…

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Decentralization, Absolutism, and the Papal States…

Historian David Kertzer made a name for himself with his 1997 book The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. The book covers the until then rarely mentioned case of an Italian Jewish boy who was illicitly baptized by the housekeeper and then kidnapped in 1858 by Papal State authorities on the grounds that Jews in the Papal States could not be permitted to raise a Christian child.

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Respect Life Radio: Mary Szoch looks at the first 100 days of the Biden Administration…

President Biden has “shown in the first 100 days that the only people whose opinion he’s taking into account — the only people whose desires for America that he’s taking into account — are those on the radical left,” said Mary Szoch, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council. Follow the Family Research Council @FRCdc on Twitter.

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