Topic: intellectual

Catholic universities in America have lost sight of their institutional identities. Only direct intervention from the Vatican can reverse their decline.From The FederalistBy Dominic LynchCatholic un ... discuss

Monday’s address by Senator Ted Cruz at Liberty University was a breath of fresh air on the political scene. It was something that has been missing for decades. It was, in a word, Reaganesque. Lets ... 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

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 24, 2015 / 09:31 pm (CNA).- When his son fell eight feet into a septic tank while working on their family farm in Virginia, Thomas S. Vander Woude didn't think twice about tryin ... discuss

The Templeton Foundation deserves considerable praise for giving its annual award, the Templeton Prize (and here ), to the Canadian philosopher and humanitarian, Jean Vanier (and here). The prize was ... discuss

Brilliantly argued and written! Once again Mr. Black proves why he stands among the greats of today's intellectual class of Canadians.Conrad Black: The shabby, shallow world of the militant atheist | ... 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

He Likes Her a Little Too Muchby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: As an adult, watching a fifth grade boy who obviously likes a fifth grade girl is at once amusing - and nostalgically bittersweet. ... discuss

by Nelson Hultberg, Contributing Author: Pervasive disorder dominates our lives today. It is not a frivolous thing, but a deadly thing that has seeped into our culture like nerve gas quietly permeat ... discuss

by Kelli Right to Life of Michigan reports that Democrats in the U.S. Senate “voted to block the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act because it did not include abortion funding.” ... discuss

In the last day or two while browsing, rabbit trailing, writing, and musing, I stumbled across book of Victoriana ode to poetry that is delighting me as I work through it. It touches on several of my ... discuss

From National ReviewBy Garland S. Tucker III Much is being written today about the Republican party’s urgent need to find “the next Ronald Reagan.” With Governor Scott Walker’s recent ris ... discuss

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Editorial Cartoon by AF "Tony" BrancoEPA Torture Report: raising energy costs,crushing small business, killing jobs, killingcoal industry & harassing property claimsToday in Washington, D.C. - March 1 ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - March 9, 2015: The House will not be in full session until Monday, March 16. Legislators are in their districts for Constituents work week. LEt us know if you have an op ... discuss

Hi, my name is Matt. I’m a pastor, and I also run a small business called Mere Agency. You may have heard of MereChurch. I know many other bi-vocational ministers, those who aren’t able ... discuss

Monday of the Third Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSS Jesus said to the people in the synagogue at Nazareth:“Amen, I say to you,no prophet is accepted in his own nati ... discuss

The current presidential administration and State Department have been long touting that global warming/climate change are just as dangerous as Russian bears and Islamic terrorists. In February 2014, ... discuss

The ancient Greeks were faced with terrorism and slavery from the Persian king Xerxes. Edith Hamilton in her book, The Greek Way (W.W.Norton, N.Y. 1930) explains what they did, how they did it and wh ... discuss

This article was published by Advocate Daily on March 4, 2015.Hugh ScherBy Hugh Scher, EPC legal counselAs Parliament considers the implications of the landmark Supreme Court decision striking down th ... discuss

We the People Don’t Love It So Muchby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: I was at the just concluded Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on a panel entitled “The United States o ... discuss

I’m including this here for others even though I’ve just collected them and filed them in a word document for us.  This is what The Boy is reading for poetry this term- a series of blog p ... discuss

By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. This is the 50th anniversary of a remarkable book. And chances are you have never heard of it, much less read it. But it is one of the most important books in ethics/practi ... discuss

It is well to teach the some principles of sound logic, but we also should teach children not to lean too confidently unto their own understanding. because the function of reason is to give logica ... discuss

Nancy Pearcey’s bestselling and award-winning book Total Truth made quite a mark on my life. It was, to my memory, the first book I had ever read on worldview, and its explanation of th ... discuss

The main lesson we learn from History is that we don't learn from History. The lack of historical perspective is, I believe, one of the major contributing factors in Americ's current state. Peopl ... discuss

Speaking of the Incarnation, Guardini says:However, this journey of God from the everlasting into the transitory, this stride across the border into history, is something no human intellect can altoge ... discuss

Statement from Human Life International on the passing of Charles E. Rice, Professor Emeritus of Law at Notre Dame: With the passing of Notre Dame professor Charles E. Rice, the pro-life and pro-fami ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: Friday morning at CPAC, I will outline the urgent need for a thorough Congressional investigation into efforts by our enemies to buy influence in the American political and governmen ... discuss

“Every child a wanted child.” It is one of the pro-abortion forces most common slogans because it sounds so soft and loving yet it’s logical conclusion is as cold and ruthless as...well, as an a ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 1 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 and 32:1-20Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Today is Ash Wednesd ... discuss

Everyone's telling you to read this, and you really should, at least if foreign policy interests you in any way.  What ISIS Really Wants.Virtually every major decision and law promulgated by the ... 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

A quick note to make you aware that The Arc & Sprout Film Festival, showcasing 11 short artistic, memorable and enlightening films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, wi ... 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

Many of our intellectual elite keep (White House, others) keep repeating that Islam is “not the problem” behind the terrorism, violence and so on in the Middle East and elsewhere (France f ... 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

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It always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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 always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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 always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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

The March Hare with Alice, the Dormouse,and the Hatter from Alice’s Adventuresin Wonderland (Photo credit: Wikipedia) by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: One year ago, between the re-election ... discuss

It always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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 always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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 always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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 always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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 always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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 always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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 always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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 always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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 always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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 always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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 always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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 always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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 always starts innocently enough; campaign signs start to pop up in lawns throughout the neighborhood, folks collecting petition signatures start haunting the entrances to stores around town, and lo ... 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




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