We have visited some of the earth’s toughest places, traversed in 85 countries, but this trip to Bihar on the border of India and Nepal would turn out to be the worst living conditions for people we had ever seen because the people are suffering from leprosy. Now you can make a difference as Meridian readers pitch in together to build a school there.
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Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, allegedly has a ‘comfort room’ for aborted babies who are born alive to die in, according to nurse Jill Stanek. Stanek spoke about her experiences Wednesday at a hearing on the Born Alive Act in Washington, D.C. The nurse explained that while she was working at the hospital, she observed that doctors performed “live birth abortions,” a procedure in which the doctors perform an abortion and allow the baby to die during or after the abortion. Stanek explained that Christ Hospital offered “comfort care” to babies who were born alive during these abortions, because these babies often survived for at least two hours after they were born.
Have you ever been around someone who brings a dark cloud into the room and rains on everyone’s day? Have you ever known someone who always manages to ask the right questions, always finds a way to lift and encourage, always finds a way to help people focus and collaborate to serve the common cause with purpose and even joy? Then you understand contagion.
Dolley Madison exemplified the neglected civic virtue of charity, during her service as America’s first, First Lady. She was the quintessential “help meet,” a true equal to her husband, President James Madison. Together, James, America’s greatest lawmaker, and Dolley, arguably the greatest woman in the founding era, led America through the Second War of Independence and its perilous first generation. Here's what we can learn from her example.
It’s no secret that colleges have been bastions of liberalism for years, but with the rising acceptance of socialism and “social justice” in America, campuses have become ground zero for truly radical socialist indoctrination.
Sometimes, when we raise the topic of the family with individuals, they look at us like we are crazy. What does the family have to do with addressing the pressing needs our world faces? It is common for politicians and influencers to see the family as a burden and consumer of government efforts, and it is true that policy should support and strengthen families – they need it. But placing the family in such a negligible light fails to appreciate it as a primary resource and agent for good in strengthening society.