Topic: intellectual

I am grateful to Fr Fleming for his reflection on the recent, widely-reported, killing of a lion in Africa:An ancient proverb, attributed (wrongly?) to Euripides says this: “Those whom the gods wish ... discuss

When the Policy Shoe Is Slipped On the Other Foot…by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: We hear the charge leveled all the time: “Flip-flopper.” When someone fundamentally changes their ... discuss

Has the patristic era lost its relevance for modern hermeneutics (i.e., interpretation) or exegesis? Not only do they have much to teach our age, but I hold that they are indispensable guides to the d ... discuss

The silence from pro-choice people in response to the recent Planned Parenthood videos is deafening. In this post I explain why they should be furious with Planned Parenthood too. My dad Rich is cu ... discuss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, s ... discuss

Photo CreditRex Murphy nails it on Donald Trump:My own view on Trump is fairly plain — he is a boor and a hyper-egotist, a shallow and avaricious blowhard, whose candidacy can almost stand as a rebu ... discuss

The following is an excerpt from Anthony Esolen’s new book, Life Under Compulsion.Image by Thomas Hawk via Flickrby Anthony Esolen: I have sometimes wished that the thought police would get aroun ... discuss

Votersby Jason Snead, Robert Batista, Hans von Spakovsky and Brandon Johnson*: Contrary to the assertions of many, voter fraud is not a myth.It is a stark reality that exists nationwide, from the rur ... discuss

There remain two views on the question of marriage, but they keep talking past each other. One holds that “love wins,” so one shouldn’t stand in the way of love. The other respects the anthropol ... discuss

Dr. Thomas Sowellby Dr. Thomas Sowell: Distinguished scientist Freeman Dyson has called the 1433 decision of the emperor of China to discontinue his country's exploration of the outside world the "wo ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: July 9th was the anniversary of the most famous speech of any presidential campaign. William Jennings Bryan, in a speech to the 1896 Democratic convention, declai ... discuss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Special Olympics World Games will bring thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to Los Angeles this week to compete in more than a dozen sports. Here are some det ... discuss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first Special Olympics World Games drew about a thousand U.S. and Canadian competitors to Chicago for an event designed to celebrate athletes with intellectual disabilities. ... discuss

Who are we? Often we don’t even know: If last year’s debates about Britishness demonstrated anything, it’s that a culture cannot be reduced to a checklist of its most popular dishes and lan ... discuss

I was recently introduced to an article written by one Seth Millstein, called How to Argue Pro-Choice: 11 Arguments Against Abortion Access, Debunked [sic]. Let's ignore the misplaced comma for a mome ... discuss

Donald J. Trumpby Nelson Hultberg, Contributing Author: The members of the U.S. political establishment are in full panic. A colorful, renegade patriot has just stood up to the ideological perversity ... discuss

A BETTER EDUCATION OR A SEX CHANGE?: WhileOregon allows 15-year-olds to get sex change surgerywithout parental awareness, the state remains resistant toschool choice measures.  Photo by Tyler Ols ... discuss

Chimeras, Unicorns - Bipartisanship.And Then Came Obamaby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Ahhh…bipartisanship. The unicorn of Washington, D.C. So many Ponce de Leons seek this Fountain of Youth ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: What if the gold standard is not an antique but, rather, a “timeless classic” (as termed in a speech by Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann in September 2012 ... discuss

I am finally back on the blog!  I have been so busy the past two years working hard to build content over at Catholic Sistas's Homeschooling Series that I had abandoned this blog.  Sorry abo ... discuss

“My primary authority,” wrote Packer, “is a Bible writer named Paul. For many decades now, I have asked myself at every turn of my theological road: Would Paul be with me in this? What would ... discuss

Bill Smith, Editor: Earlier today, the ARRA News Service addressed the resignation of the OPM Director and the hacked employee government records. The alleged culprit is China. Thus it is appropriate ... discuss

Florida Senator Marco Rubio addressed the National Right to Life convention today in New Orleans and told the thousands of pro-life advocates in attendance that there is no more important political is ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: As the Obama Administration continues its pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran, it is essential that we understand exactly what we are dealing with. In a previous r ... discuss

La Paz, Bolivia, Jul 9, 2015 / 05:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an address to international NGOs on Thursday, Pope Francis said the poor and marginalized have an irreplaceable role to play in reversing w ... discuss

Chief Justice John Robertsby Kim Holmes: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s lament last week that “words no longer have meaning” got me to thinking. I don’t claim to know Chief Justice Jo ... discuss

The following essay is adapted from a presentation Dr. George H. Nash gave at the Philadelphia Society National Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this spring. Dr. Nash’s insights about what lie ... discuss

The Good Looking One and I went to see the latest Christian movie, Faith of Our Fathers. It contains the usual "good" movies elements: sincerity, positive messages about faith and family, upbeat and h ... discuss

detail, Childe Hassam, Flags on the WaldorfLiterally, as I'm typing on this Independence Day, a hard rain is falling in Washington, DC, as it has been every day -- with intermittent bursts of spectacu ... discuss

The Barack Obama Administration is – even more than any of its predecessors – the Crony Socialism Administration. No prior presidency has used and abused government to do more for its frie ... discuss

Damon Linker has “made clear repeatedly” that he supports gay marriage, and yet he is “troubled by the equally stunning lack of charity, magnanimity, and tolerance displayed by many gay marriage ... discuss

But this contemporary zero-sum culture of winners and losers stands in sharp contrast to earlier political discourse as it was informed by religiously derived notions of divine providence, sin, tragic ... discuss

Image Via What Keynes Has Done To Usby Nelson Hultberg, Contributing Author: Greece defaults. The Dow plummets 350 points in one day. Ugly, ominous DEBT builds up like a giant snow cliff hanging ove ... discuss

It is odd that Slate, in a piece by Jacob Brogan, argues that Family Research Council's detailed new paper by Dale O'Leary and Peter Sprigg, "Understanding and Responding to the Transgender Movement," ... discuss

Yesterday I posted an overview of the types of assignments this age group completed in their grammar and composition studies. Today, we’re going to look more closely at Composition. In volume 1 ... discuss

Paul RussellThis article was published by HOPE Australia on June 26, 2015 and Mercatornet on June 30, 2015.By Paul Russell, the director of HOPE Australia: preventing euthanasia & ... discuss

In my younger days, Billy Joel was one of those performers whose music you either loved or hated, mostly depending on your tribal affiliations, your musical expectations, and the depth of your musical ... discuss

“There is and always has been a fundamental, irreconcilable incompatibility between the church and the world. Christian thought is out of harmony with all the world’s philosophies. Genuine ... discuss

 Hoisted on Her Own Petard, and Mad as a Hornet about itBy Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. I’ve argued many times in this space that the consciousness-raising capacity of sex-selecti ... discuss

  From: bb Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 Subject:  The Experiment 'The Baltimore Sun' is definitely not known as a Conservative newspaper, so this very well written assessmen ... discuss

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. – Psalm 14:1 Fred Butler, of Hip and Thigh, returns for his second ep ... discuss

In a new video from the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, a son who has Down syndrome talks to his father in a special Father’s Day tribute. In the priceless video, he thanks his papa for always taking car ... discuss

Summary On Apologetic MethodDr. Greg L. Bahnsenfrom the bookAlways Ready Directions For Defending The FaithThe Nature of the Apologetic Situation:1. The controversy between the believer and "unbelieve ... discuss

Cardinals George Pell and Raymond BurkeCardinals George Pell and Cardinal Raymond Burke are among two of the most well known and influential cardinals in the Catholic Church.  Cardinal Pell, form ... discuss

Credit:  www.thelocal.deWhen I was growing up in the 50's and 60's, Catholic churches were packed every week for Sunday Mass. There were 5 to 6 Masses or more, and the pews were filled for all of ... discuss

...Catholic, evangelical and other private schools -- even home-schooling -- are the best educational options for families who adhere to traditional values. If there were an exodus from public schools ... discuss

I suppose we Catholic writers are socially expected to have a massive episode of cognitive dissonance over the news of the significant drop in religious affiliation over the years 2007 to 2014. Becau ... discuss

Question: "Why does Orthodoxy teach that one must have perfect Nicene Christology in order to be saved, when the earliest Hebrew Christians did not have the Christology as articulated by the Councils ... discuss

c. 1 June AD 167 Born in Flavia Neapolis, Palestine around AD 100, near the close of the New Testament period, Justin was the son of pagan Greek parents. He was a philosophy student who studied in Ale ... discuss

Many more Christians are now opposing abortion biblically than were prior to the modern day abolition movement. These very Christians have in turn called their local community of believers to join the ... discuss

The pro-life movement lost one its intellectual giants on Feb. 25. Charles E. Rice, a Catholic apologist and Notre Dame Law School professor, was the author of 14 books and countless articles and regu ... discuss

Carl Trueman writes in First Things about the fact that modern universities seem designed to prevent vigorous-yet-civil debate about contentious issues.  As the progressive tribe solidifies its h ... discuss

American intelligence bought the myth from 1947 to 1951 that the new Israeli state might be pro-Soviet because of the large presence of the Socialist-Zionist political parties and the proven success i ... discuss

What's with the "half salute?Today in Washington, D.C. - May 15, 2015The Senate is not in session today and will reconvene on Monday and resume consideration of H.R. 1314, the vehicle for the Trade Pr ... discuss

In 2006, Tressa Middleton became Britain’s youngest mother after her 16-year-old brother, Jason, raped her. She was only 11-years-old at the time but recently told the hosts of This Morning about th ... discuss

n Uruguay, an 11-year-old girl is refusing abortion after becoming pregnant from rape. The girl reportedly has an intellectual disability and was raped by the 41-year-old grandfather of her half-siste ... discuss

Sonnie Johnson rocked the crowd atRightOnline with the message thatconservatives and Republicans needto reach black conservatives.by Tom Balek, Contributing Author: Yet another race-related upris ... discuss

Credit: Andrevruas  :When the Left Co-opts the Word "Bullying". This is an older blogpost that showed up on my facebook newsfeed. I can really identify with it.They can dance in the box ... discuss

Thomas Jefferson, oft described affectionately nearby his home atop the mountain top in Charlottesville, Virginia as “The Sage of Monticello”, penned in his letter to Antoine Louis Claude Destutt ... discuss

Dr. Ron Paulby Ron Paul: We now live in a society where safety and security are to be sought at all costs. The sacrifice of liberty is not a concern for most Americans today. This is not something new ... discuss

Credit:  www. spreadshirt.comI use to be a political junkie. I listened constantly to talk radio and watched political talk shows every night. The aim of all this political talk was and still is ... discuss

Nancy Pearcey’s Total Truth is a book I have read and re-read, and one I intend to read again in the very near future. As I flipped through it today I came across the fascinating ac ... discuss

Not Exactly Free Tradeby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Most of us on the Center-Right very much like free trade – for at least a couple of reasons.The freer trade is – the cheaper the thing ... discuss

Frank Marshall Davis (left), young Barack Obama (right) “There’s going to be a revolution. We need to be organized and grow the movement.”  — Young Barack Obama, as quoted by former acquaint ... discuss

We know about Monnica almost entirely from the autobiography (the Confessions) of her son Augustine, a major Christian writer, theologian and philosopher (see 28 August). Monnica was born in North Afr ... discuss

trials we face, Christ is there to meet us. The obstacles of this world are the stepping stones of faith. The darkness is but a prelude to the Light Eternal. In suffering, rejoice, for it is the swe ... discuss

On April 21, the University of Southern California (USC) removed banners of 11-week old unborn babies only a few hours after Students for Life placed them on campus. The banners featured quotes from M ... discuss

Unless you have been hiding under a rock or in a coma for the last 9 months, you are aware of the Ferguson Missouri incident which involved the shooting of an unarmed teen, Michael Brown, by police of ... discuss

Stanislav Zhukovsky, Easter TableHope your Easter table was something like this one.  Here's what the Holy Father had to say at the Easter Vigil.“Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting ... discuss

Dear Dr. Tyson:I want to communicate to you my horror and displeasure at your response to a Daily Beast interview, which has been widely reported statement in which you compared the Catholic belief in ... discuss

Credit:  www.quotesdump.comOne of the saddest and most infamous chapters in New York City history is that of the "Central Park Five", in which five black teenagers were falsely charged and convic ... discuss

Austin Farrer. (Image source: bbc.co.uk)Recently, my friend Devin Rose, who works for Fr. Joseph Barron’s WordOnFire.org and runs St. Joseph’s Vanguard, posted this lengthy comment on his Facebook ... discuss

Contact: Jenna Bartlo, Biola University, 562-777-4061, jenna.l.bartlo@biola.edu LA MIRADA, Calif., March 26, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Noted public intellectuals Cornel West and Robert George wil ... discuss

As I was listening to a radio station today, they started playing a snippet from a local minister's sermon.  His topic: Why I believe in Jesus."Okay", I thought.  "This should be interesting ... discuss

On this Feast of St. Joseph, the name day of our dear Pope Benedict and the second anniversary of Pope Francis' inaugural Mass, I was delighted to find this sweet picture of the two popes (click the p ... discuss

St. Gregory PalamasQuestion: "To be Orthodox, must a person hold to the distinction in God between essence and energies?"Let me first ask a slightly different question: to be Orthodox, must a person u ... discuss

So, what have other people been talking about, eh? Well, that’s true, … but actually just about everyone toward the top of the world-class game is effing hard core. The exception is the f ... discuss

Presidents of the United States are usually awful as theologians. In far too many cases, the closer they get to anything theological, the bigger the mess they make. President Obama seems rather adept ... discuss

Cardinal Karl Lehmann has taken up to a critical position on the formulation used by former Federal President Christian Wulff and more recently Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) "Islam belongs to Germany ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: Rand Paul recently sat with me to share some of his views. The insights on his worldview left me persuaded that he deserves to be considered the most important pub ... discuss

The following is excerpted from The world’s great sermons, Volume 08 Talmage to Knox Little, free at Amazon and at Gutenberg. “Phillips Brooks was born at Boston, Mass., in 1835, graduated ... discuss

Dr. George Demacopoulos of Fordham University recently posted an article entitled "Orthodox Fundamentalists," on the Greek Archdiocese's website. There are a number of problems with it that I think ne ... discuss

Christ the King and Redeemer Lutheran Churches, Racine, WIMark 1:21-28“Fides Qua and Fides Quae”There are some handy Latin phrases that every good Lutheran pastor and theologian needs to know, and ... discuss

There are many ways to answer this serious accusation, that Abolish Human Abortion is a cult. First, “Abolish Human Abortion” is not a group. AHA is not an organization, neither church nor parachu ... discuss

In recent days I have been amazed and sickened by some of the vicious comments I have heard directed at Chris Kyle, the soldier portrayed in the new movie American Sniper, and I felt I could help peop ... discuss

NEW YORK, NY — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is ducking questions about the humanity of the unborn again.   While discussing her opposition to two abortion-related bills in the House ... discuss

NEW YORK, NY — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is ducking questions about the humanity of the unborn again. While discussing her opposition to two abortion-related bills in the House of Repre ... discuss

 “Another attack in the name of religion,” I heard someone say after the vicious and vile Wednesday assault on the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo. And there is a huge problem with “re ... discuss

This is an edited transcript of The Briefing podcast from early Thursday morning, January 8, 2015. The war on terror took on a savage new face yesterday when two gunmen entered the headquarters of a ... discuss

2 January AD 1883; transferred to 3 January* Charles Porterfield Krauth was born in Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), on 17 March 1823. He was son of the noted Lutheran pastor Dr. Charles Ph ... discuss

You know things are getting pretty bad when a libertarian atheist devoté of Ayn Rand links arms (albeit grudgingly) with conservative religious types. That’s just what Robert Tracinski does in his ... discuss

Most of these titles are set in the time of or are about George III of England, or the American Revolutionary War. Most of them I found in the children’s magazine St. Nicholas, Volume 41, Part 1 ... discuss

Silver Spring, Md., Dec 18, 2014 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- William E. May, a professor who retracted his one-time dissent from Humanae vitae and became an influential pro-life teacher and defender ... discuss

The Associated Press reported that 4.7 million lost their individual policies in 2013 because of ObamaCare. Untold millions more have lost their employer-based coverage in 2014. What a smackdown! One ... discuss

A native of Athens, was converted to Christianity by Pantaenus, founder of the Catechetical School at Alexandria (then the intellectual capital of the Mediterranean world), and succeeded his teacher a ... discuss

The following excerpt from The Well and the Shallows was posted today at the American Chesterton Society, and I enjoyed it so much I am shamelessly re-posting the entire thing here.(Photo Source)I hop ... discuss

I'm continuing where I left off Saturday by placing questions and "new angles" about the Christian story along side Orthodoxy as I know it. These Davinci Code sort of questions are all the rage at the ... discuss

Here is another reason to stay away from Windows software - as if you needed another. This came out after Warren Buffett anounced he would give Bill Gates' charity a mountain of money:Fr. Thomas J. Eu ... discuss

The author is a former political speechwriter and press secretary with much experience in politics and the reading and analysis of legislation, and also operated a political correspondence office at t ... discuss

Now that I am back to blogging, by God's grace, I would like to try to post something "new" every day. Here on Jordan's View my preference has been to offer fresh, original content, but I need to be ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

From the New York Times, on the future of Sarah Palin: Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, a conservative group, called it a “top order of business” to determine Ms. Pali ... discuss

In the wake of a rising tide of pro-life sentiments and sensibilities in America, the utter bankruptcy of thepro-abortion position is being revealed, especially in its more militant forms. The pro- ... discuss

Text:  Mark 11:1-10Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Over the last several weeks we have been hearing scripture passages that point us forward to the seco ... discuss

It is one thing to be clever, quite another to be wise. These two traits – guile and wisdom – are often confused in our fast paced, hurly-burly success crazed world. If you sound and act importan ... discuss

Democrats throw Gruber Under The BusM.I.T. Professor Jonathan Gruber has had a rough go in the last couple of weeks. This video offers a quick refresher of the outrageous things the architect of Obam ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

We need more men like this.  (And more Cardinal Burkes.)  Do not lose hope.  Stay close to the Lord.  And support those who are doing good.  The article below concerning the S ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Guy Fawkes or The Gunpowder Treason Extract: More than two hundred and thirty-five years ago, or, to speak with greater precision, in 1605, at the latter end of June, it was rumoured one morning in M ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Steve Hays has decided that now would be a good time to disseminate some ill-conceived critiques of abolition, mostly based around immediatism. Fine, fine - that's probably one of the two most cont ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Recently someone wrote in to protest that we center abolition around Jesus Christ so explicitly, suggesting that we be more inclusive to those who are secularists and who desire to abolish abortion.Hi ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

What can possibly account for this? Is it moral brazenness? Is it intellectual blindness? Is it ideological stubbornness? Perhaps a combination of all three?Whatever the cause, it is more than a littl ... discuss

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I by Arthur Conan Doyle My rating: 3 of 5 starsThat this collection of detective stories is classic fiction is beyond question. Nevertheless, n ... discuss

Credit:  deepertruthblog.blogspot.comI have written here more than once that I am fearful that there is a great schism building up in the Catholic Church.  I feel it is coming from the tradi ... discuss

First... it's been several months since my last post. I didn't realize it was that long!Ah, life. May involved my oldest daughter graduating from college and a trip to California for that. June saw a ... discuss

Poor Richard Dawkins, he's a bright lad, but he just can't help stepping in it, can he?Now he's gone and insulted those of us who love our sons and daughters with Down syndrome by suggesting we should ... discuss

There is an interesting psychological phenomenon that was identified in 1972 called "Groupthink". Wikipedia [HERE] gives us the definition:Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within ... discuss

I'm quoting extensively here but, it's so true:Now with Pope Francis the cafeteria Catholics are the conservatives. They splutter and fume at Pope Francis. He’s the pope, but they disagree with him ... discuss

By Mark Bradford, President, Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, USA Chloe Kondrich prays as Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signs "Chloe's Law" (used with permission of ... discuss

Believe me when I tell you that attempting to reply to Justin Edwards' hit pieces about abolitionism has been a trying affair, but we nevertheless find ourselves at the end, as today we will answer ... discuss

Note: All of the quotes below come from my personal books and are not copy and paste from some other blog. Please feel free to use them, for they are not mine, but- a link back would sure be appreciat ... discuss

[For the next four days, I will be reprinting in its full length a Facebook post from a Dominican novice, Anthony J. J. Mathison. I’ve done some minor detail work — replacing straight quotation ma ... discuss

Clinton Wilcox of Life Training Institute was kind enough to read the semi-final draft of this post and provide a brief but insightful critique. This does not mean that he necessarily endorses any of ... discuss

Note: All of the quotes below come from my personal books and are not copy and paste from some other blog. Please feel free to use them, for they are not mine, but- a link back would sure be appreciat ... discuss

It’s a Lie! We Are NOT Founded on Christian Principles The funny thing is, most of the people in this photo, WERE NOT CHRISTIANS!!!  Hey, that looks like Jefferson on the left. Oh, now there was a ... discuss

A Reading: The Anti-Christ, Friedrich Nietzsche Here is Friedrich Nietzsche’s great masterpiece The Anti-Christ, wherein Nietzsche attacks Christianity as a blight on humanity. Book for sale here: ... discuss

One thing is for certain: we all find ourselves, either consciously or unconsciously, immersed in an ocean of turbulent societal anxiety. This is not the turmoil and anxiety caused by any one particul ... discuss

Now that I am back to blogging, by God's grace, I would like to try to post something "new" every day. Here on Jordan's View my preference has been to offer fresh, original content, but I need to be ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task.  ~ ... discuss

Pope Francis, preparing to execute a Judo throw on Patriarch BartholomewOn Pentecost, I was on Ancient Faith Today, which is hosted by Kevin Allen, and was on the show along with Fr. Matthew Baker, to ... discuss

"Warped mind" she says (below). I say her thoughts are a mirror into which it would behoove Americans to gaze long and hard. I resided in the State of Apathy for far too long - What can one person p ... discuss

by Samuel Gregg June 12, 2014 (Public Discourse) - One hardly need say that religious liberty is a subject of some urgency for many Christians today. In some cases, it is literally a matter of life an ... discuss

by Eric Metaxas June 5, 2014 (BreakPoint) - Every spring for the past 27 years, writers and other intellectuals have gathered in the Welsh town of Hay “to think about the world as it is,” ... discuss

Andre, I apologize for not clearing this with you first, because I don't want it to look like I'm calling you out. I'm not. I just think that you make some valid points in your comments, and I'd say t ... discuss

When my dad's brother died in 2004, he had been the Irish Augustinian with the longest tenure as a missionary in Australia.  Yet, that 30 years did not even constitute half of his 70 year priesth ... discuss

John Shore is a sometime author, Huff-n-Puff blogger, and former "rabid anti-Christian" who claims to have become a Christian after hearing a cartoon voice in a rarely used supply closet at work.No, I ... discuss

From the invaluable New Liturgical Movement:http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2013/08/q-with-dom-mark-daniel-kirby-on.html#.Uy5ZF0nD_4gDom Mark Daniel Kirby, prior of Silverstream Priory, recently ... discuss

This article has appeared, in a slightly altered form, on my personal blog.I want to be clear about something, first. I don't consider myself a philosopher in the academic sense. I guess you could con ... discuss

Tony Miano recently wrote an article titled "Abortion Abolition is Not the Gospel". As far as that goes, we agree with Miano: abolition is not the Gospel. We have said the same thing ourselves on num ... discuss

The early part of the 20th century was a dynamic time in the U.S., and one of the major changes for the country was the introduction of number of eugenics programs.  The goal of these programs wa ... discuss

We are frequently contacted by students inquiring about the best resources for writing a research paper on Margaret Sanger.  Perhaps the best place to start is Dan Flynn's thoroughly researc ... discuss

“Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.” Proverbs 23:23What is truth? "Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sa ... discuss

John Zmirak writes a provocative article on the clique of us orthodox Catholics.John writes that in today's Church, only about five per cent of Catholics are genuinely orthodox, but that causes proble ... discuss

A whole lifetime is far too short to survey the intellectual and spiritual riches left to us by Saint Thomas Aquinas. He is best studied bite sized chunk by bite sized chunk. Here is such a chunk that ... discuss

Hello, First Thoughtsters! One of the things I’ll be carrying over from my blogging for Postmodern Conservative, now that it’s been incorporated into First Thoughts, is “Carl&rsqu ... discuss

One difference between postmodern conservatives and other contributors to First Thoughts has to do with being influenced by Leo Strauss.Each pomoncon can speak for himself (or herself). But I would sa ... discuss




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