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Now THIS is multiculturalism…

December 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Now THIS is multiculturalism…

  “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Tags: Christianity · Music · Politics & Culture

The Pornography of Barbarism

July 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment

The following post was written several years ago. It seems apropos to revisit it, in light of the recent horror in Aurora.   I am not easily shocked anymore. Perhaps it is my profession, where the constant exposure to human suffering and pain harden the spirit and keep emotions at a safe distance. Perhaps it […]

Tags: Faith & Religion · Politics & Culture · Social Issues

Open Source Politics

September 19th, 2010 · 4 Comments

If you have not done so, I encourage you to mosey over to the National Journal and read Jonathan Rauch’s in-depth analysis of the Tea Party movement: How Tea Party Organizes Without Leaders. The Tea Party movement which has arisen over the past two years has proved an enigma to politicos and pundits alike. Unable […]

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The Coming Cataclysm

June 13th, 2010 · 6 Comments

It is late in the day, and few are prepared for the darkness coming. The signs, it seems, are everywhere: U.S. Treasury 2009 Financial Report Shows Dire Course The Treasury Department recently issued the 2009 financial report of the United States government. … the annual report is untainted by creative accounting but also because its […]

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Our Gnostic Masters

December 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments

The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything but his reason.          — G.K. Chesterton — We have become a nation of experts. They are everywhere: on TV, advising us about raising our children or improving our sex life; in magazines and […]

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Dredging Bottom at The Atlantic

November 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Many of us have been struggling to understand the nature of our current economic meltdown. Was it greedy bankers, who made unscrupulous loans while passing the risks on to others? High-rolling hedge fund managers who resold the risky bundled securities and reaped millions? Politicians and political activists who pressured banks and lending organizations to make […]

Tags: Christianity · Faith & Religion · Politics & Culture

Speaking Truth to Power

November 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

From Hewitt: Bishop Thomas Tobin opens a can of whoop-ass on Congressman Patrick Kennedy, on his “I’m pro-choice and a good Catholic, too” shtick: “The fact that I disagree with the hierarchy on some issues does not make me any less of a Catholic.” Well, in fact, Congressman, in a way it does. … There […]

Tags: Abortion · Ethics · Faith & Religion · Politics & Culture · Postmodernism

Coming Contractions

February 25th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Is the current economic downturn just a painful recession, or is it something more? At the risk of sounding apocalyptic (I’ve been doing that a lot lately), it seems that the conventional wisdom (that this is just a severe recession which will correct itself within 1-2 years) is increasingly naive. Several essays I would recommend […]

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