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Prof @CatholicUniv @TheBuschSchool | Author, speaker, sourdough enthusiast | Book "Hannah's Children: Women Defying the Birth Dearth" | #postcardsforMacron
Jan 30 8 tweets 3 min read
Important long read from FT, nicely sums up the situation.

Birth rates are low and falling everywhere--in countries with pro-family policies and those without.

@AnnaRotkirch says "nobody really knows what's going on." That's why we have to study the outliers. #hannahschildren 🧵1/N… Leah, 5 kids, told me: "I think I always knew that I wanted to have children, but I never had a preconceived notion of, ‘I want to have x amount of kids.’ I just knew that I wanted to be a mom and I knew that I wanted to have a family. But I didn’t grow up with a lot of siblings and I didn’t have that experience and I didn’t grow up super religious.

Like I grew up in a reformed congregation which is basically completely secular except you do token Jewish things. And now, we’ve chosen a different life where we are much more intentionally practicing religion and the traditional." 2/N
Jul 22, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Brilliant Kevin D. Williamson @NRO on weddings and debt:

“a society disconnected from divinity will always find something to worship
— what do you think is really going on in our ridiculous modern weddings?”… “And, then, the kicker: ‘I had to take out a loan from my retirement in order to pay for our wedding.’

At which point, I found myself saying out loud: “Well, no. No, you didn’t.”
Feb 24, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
I am going to start saying this once a week. We’re not a Christian country if kids are languishing in foster care in need of adoption. Fellow church-goers: we have to do better. Let us resolve in 2020 to take home every child who needs a home. Anything less is a scandal.
Dec 4, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
We should revive operation rescue. There is so much conservative angst right now we should put it to good use. #AbortionIsMurder #Conservatives #savethebabyhumans Image
Oct 16, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Postcards for Macron #postcardsforMacron Image @CRPakaluk PhD Harvard (2010), AM Harvard (2002), BA UPenn (1998). Eight children by choice. Keep it going ladies, add your own. #postcardsforMacron
Oct 11, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Nothing in the official #Synod2018 documents seems to pass the sniff test. For instance, to communicate with youth, Synod says: "We propose a two-element solution. Firstly, a series of small messages, updates, perhaps at the end of each week from the Commission for Information." "Secondly, a message from the Synod to the Youth of the World." Taken from:…