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Albert Mohler: The Pope and the Crisis of Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse

With all eyes on the Vatican, the meeting on Catholic clergy sex abuse ended with no concrete policy developments. As The New York Times reports, “For all the vivid language and the vow to combat this evil that strikes at the very heart of our mission, the Pope’s speech was short on the sort of detailed battle plan demanded by many Catholics around the world.”

So: The really surprising development in all this was the lack of any development in concrete policies. Nicholas Cafardi, a prominent canon lawyer in the United States said, “The Pope is the sole legislator, so he could make this change wherever he wants. Zero tolerance … should be universal law. And the Holy Father can do it himself.”

But attendees did not even hear the term “zero tolerance” from the Pope.

The Pope fails to understand the gravity of the charges that had been made for decades against the Roman Catholic Church.

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Albert Mohler: A Revealing Week in the U.S. Senate

On Tuesday this week, the U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation that would protect the lives of children born alive, that would have prevented and made illegal infanticide after a botched abortion. It should be inconceivable that such an event would happen in the United States Senate, but it did happen.

It was both tragic and telling.

A bare majority—53 senators—voted in favor of the legislation, but 44 opposed it. Given the filibuster rules in the Senate, 60 votes were needed for the measure to proceed to the Senate floor for a full vote.

From time to time legislation—by virtue of the fact that it passes or fails to pass—offers something of a diagnostic test of the moral condition of the United States, of its people and its culture. Something like a moral MRI or CAT scan. What the scan revealed this week is chilling: What you see is the culture of death staring back at us ominously.

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David Davenport: Young People Lurching Left

With four cities permitting 16-year old voting and several states considering it, what we have not known is how they might vote. Thanks to a study by the Pew Foundation, now we do and it’s troubling.

In short, younger people agree with their older millennial brothers and sisters, only more so, and they disagree with their boomer parents and silent generation grandparents. 70 percent of 13-21 year olds think government should be doing more, compared with an average 44% of boomers.

Only 30 percent support Trump, compared to an average 48 percent of older groups. They are the most pessimistic about the future of the country. We already know they are much more accepting of socialism.

This feels like more than the old pattern where young people start out more liberal but grow conservative over time. It sounds an alarm for more civic education and making a better case for capitalism.

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Jerry Bowyer: The Challenges Presented by Full Employment

Critics of the Republican tax reform package argue that it benefited Wall Street and the ultra-wealthy but not Main Street and the middle class. But recent data show that this is almost exactly the opposite of the truth.

Though the large stock indices are up slightly since the implementation of the tax cut at the beginning of 2018, the real effects of the cuts have been felt in massive job creation.

The latest employment report showed over 300k jobs created in just one month. The latest jobs opening report showed that for the first time in the history of this statistic, there are more job openings than job seekers.

As the tax cut was working its way through Congress, I warned that America’s employment problem was about to go from a labor glut to a labor shortage.

That’s where we are now—at full employment. The next challenge is getting people ready for those jobs.

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Albert Mohler: The Revolution Moves Past Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova is a name familiar to the nation as the as the winner Wimbledon Women’s Singles title nine times, but she’s in the headlines today because she’s a gay athlete who is now accused of running headlong in conflict with the moral revolutionaries.

No: It’s not about gay rights, but over transgender identity and modern sport.

Late last year Navratilova got in trouble by tweeting, “You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women.”

After a major backlash, she says she went back to consider the issue, to make sure that she really understood what she was talking about. Now she’s published a piece in the Sunday Times of London—“The Rules on Trans Athletes Reward Cheats and Punish the Innocent.”

She writes: “As I have gone into this with further detail and with further research I believe in my position even more strongly.”

But the revolution has moved past her, and the LGBTQ activists now say she’s on the wrong side of history.

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