The full text is up at National Review. I wanted to highlight a couple of points.
First, the importance of marriage and family for raising children:
As a graduate of Regent University you know that the obligations we have to our neighbors are not dependent on race, or sex, or social class. Neither are those duties dependent on age, or size, or stage of development.
Blog post over at King Jester’s that is well worth reading.
Simi-meme! Simi, because she didn’t ask for it to be a meme.
See prior post for what I am doing in my time….
Keep in mind I’ve got two girls, would like to home school, and can’t lift more than ten pounds.
Also, I blog, and am trying to teach myself to write fiction. I’m trying to finish three different story ideas, only two of which I have a good grasp on.
And I’d like to get back to school some time, but with the 9/11 GI I’d want to do a full class load with at least one class not online….
Oh, and I’ve got a pile of crafts to make for folks.
What do YOU want to get done in your Copious Spare Time? Please link back to Sarah’s post. ^.^
Introducing– the Baron!
The Princess and Duchess are pretty impressed, and TrueBlue says we can keep him. ;)
Our modern media, driven by image, loves outward signs of humility. The incongruity of a Pope riding the bus and moving out of the palace creates a spectacle that viewers can instantly digest as “good,” even though these are only external acts. Now, I don’t doubt that these acts are spurred by Francis’ genuine virtue, but they should mean less if humility, as Aquinas and Augustine insisted, is only a virtue as an inward movement of the soul. In Benedict’s pre-papacy book, The Spirit of the Liturgy, he wrote that the Pope should be a “humble servant” to the “Tradition of the faith” — a deliberately inconspicuous goal that a headline cannot capture, and which those unfamiliar with that tradition cannot fully appreciate. Again, I do not wish to criticize Pope Francis, but rather to suggest that we, as viewers, keep our idea of “humility” in proper perspective. Humility is not the greatest virtue proposed by Christianity — it is just a prerequisite, an interior attitude of other-worldliness, for receiving the rest of the Faith.
"Home schooling has been illegal in Germany since 1918, when school attendance was made compulsory, and parents who choose to homeschool anyway face financial penalties and legal consequences, including the potential loss of custody of their children." -- Family fighting deportation, ABC News
If that seems wrong to you, there's a petition to grant permanent legal status to the family