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A Great Catholic Writer on Marriage and Moral Tragedy

About a month ago I posted a blog item on “Divorce, Remarriage, and Moral Tragedy.”  The point I tried to make is that some of those who argue for the Church taking a more lenient stance on these questions are confusing the possibility of forgiveness with the possibility of repairing the damage done by one’s [...]

‘Will We Become God?’ Asks Science Channel and Morgan Freeman

On Wednesday, July 9 (10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. Central), Science Channel’s “Through the Wormhole” series, with host Morgan Freeman, asks the question, “Will We Become God?” The description for the episode reads: Humanity’s potential seems limitless. But could we become as powerful as God? Scientific breakthroughs grant our species seemingly divine abilities. Biologists tinkering [...]

Great news: Supreme Court vacates adverse ruling against Autocam

Well, you know about Hobby Lobby. And you might also know that Conestoga Wood was joined in with the Hobby Lobby case. And if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that a third for-profit corporation made it to all the way to the Supreme Court. That was Autocam, a Michigan-based company who [...]

Mark Cuban explains the current student loan crisis in less than 90 seconds

I don’t watch the NBA, but this is enough to make me a fan of the Dallas Mavericks. Their semi-obnoxious owner nailed the problem with $1 trillion in college debt that is crushing Millennials — and the adverse effects its having not just on them but everyone. Politicians love to sell themselves as problem solvers [...]

Paul Ryan grills IRS Commissioner: “I don’t believe you.”

I have watched so many committee meetings and most are more boring than soccer. But when Paul Ryan spoke to the IRS Commissioner, fireworks ensued. The purpose of the Internal Revenue Service is to collect tax revenues for the federal government. It is not to be used as a political tool by the President and [...]

CatholicVote Sponsors ‘Pelosi Buses’ at March For Marriage

Pelosi Intimidation of Catholic Bishop Backfires CHICAGO — Four “Pelosi Buses” full of traditional marriage supporters are headed to the nation’s capital today for the annual March for Marriage. The buses are sponsored by members of CatholicVote.org in response to California Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s recent letter to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone urging him to [...]

The Pope Francis Playlist: Songs Against the Idolatry of Money

Pope Francis likes to warn against the idolatry of money so prevalent in our day… so I made a Pope Francis Playlist. The songs excoriate, lament or exhort those who consider money something more important than God and/or man. What songs did I miss? Let me know in the comments! Dust Bowl Dance You’ve got to [...]

C.S. Lewis and Donald Sterling

What has Donald Sterling to do with C.S. Lewis? This: Sterling’s racist remarks, and the public reaction to them, remind us of the truth–and continued relevance–of C.S. Lewis’s argument for moral realism in his little classic, The Abolition of Man. This is the argument of one of my recent pieces for Public Discourse.  Here is [...]

Boko Haram and “Extrajudicial Killing”

The Washington Post has an editorial on Nigeria’s efforts to deal with the Boko Haram kidnappings.  Besides condemning these heinous acts, it also complains about the approach to the problem by the government of Nigeria.  Among other things, it notes that the government has, according to human rights groups, resorted to “extrajudicial killings.” I have [...]


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