First Things T-Shirt Caption Contest

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If First Things had a t-shirt, what would the caption read? Take part in the First Things T-Shirt Caption Contest! We are accepting readers’ ideas of a one-liner to go under the First Things logo on a t-shirt. Please submit your name, mailing address, and suggested caption to . . . . Continue Reading »

Find it on First Things … First

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Congratulations to Ashley Samelson, whose On the Square piece “ Why ‘Freedom of Worship’ Is Not Enough ,” reporting on the Obama administration’s change of rhetoric from “freedom of religion,” got the attention of Catholic Online and then the Drudge . . . . Continue Reading »

Vatican-Google Hacker Should Be Ashamed

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You may have seen the news report : This weekend the Vatican was targeted in a cyber attack by an unknown person who used the Google Internet search engine to misdirect Web browsers searching for information. On Saturday, any user who typed the word “Vatican” into the search field on . . . . Continue Reading »

You Can’t Take the Back Alley Out of Abortion

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Sunday’s New York Times Magazine features an optimistic cover story: “The New Abortion Providers” by Emily Bazelon. It recounts the decades-long struggle of abortion advocates to become more accepted by the medical profession, because at the moment, the vast majority of abortions are done in isolated, high-volume, abortion-specialized clinics. The new goal for abortion supporters is “to recast doctors, changing them from a weak link to abortion to a strong one … with the hope that, eventually, more and more doctors will use their training to bring abortion into their practices … to integrate abortion so that it’s a seamless part of health care for women”embraced rather than shunned.” … Continue Reading »