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Today in “On the Square,” Elizabeth Scalia examines The Tolerance Disconnect , beginning with the high rate of abortion for children with Down Syndrome and the bullying of teenagers by their peers, and finds the rhetoric of tolerance inadequate.

[T]his generation of teenagers has been raised on near-daily lessons in tolerance and “everyone is specialness” from their first  Sesame Street episode to their Senior Proms; there is a disconnect, somewhere, between theory and practice, and that disconnect is a killer.

She offers an answer, with a surprising example of what the Church can do.

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