Orphan Trains: Minnesota

ORPHANS FOR ADOPTION A carload of babies for adoption by Catholic families in the West was sent out last week from an Orphan Asylum conducted by the Sisters of Charity in New York.  Forty-five of the sixty-five babies found foster parents in Minnesota.  The ease in which suitable orphans speaks volumes for the charity of […]

In The News: Slavery

The Economist’s review of Edward Baptist’s book on slavery and capitalism sparks a firestorm – and a retraction The Economist’s review of “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” by Edward Baptist, along with the magazine’s retraction: http://www.economist.com/news/books/21615864-how-slaves-built-american-capitalism-blood-cotton And some reaction: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/09/economist-denounces-one-sided-slavery-account.html And a review from the Los Angeles […]

Terrorism Returns. Keep Moving Forward.

By John Robb (source: http://www.resilientcommunities.com/?inf_contact_key=b1fe69730428e65e286ffec74a2832f7be71d7651b44418adf72f0292acdfa25) With explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, terrorism returned to America today. The situation is still unfolding, just a few miles away, as I write this, but I have a few thoughts I’d like to share. Change This attack is a reminder that the problems of the […]