Monthly Archives: September 2017

Saturday, 9/30/17

  Pope Francis’ high-wire act Catholic kid anecdote Air Force Academy kerfuffle Police shooting data, not anecdote He said what?!?! Tending the soul, polishing the brand The incredible shrinking soft-spot

Posted in Glamour, Journalism, Legalia, Political Matters, Roman Catholicism, Sundry flakes

A Moveable Feast

Just two aphorisms and a reflection on hunger from Ernest Hemingway Continue reading

Posted in Miscellany

France & America

  France and America are countries linked at birth and have always seen in each other funhouse-mirror visions of the other, and they have used the other to try to understand themselves. Writers such as Alexis de Tocqueville in the … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Demographics, Economia, Education, Faith & Ideology, Family, Roman Catholicism, Secularism, statism | 2 Comments

Current events, 9/28/17

Roy Moore, fighting with both arms Roy Moore as antidote to empty rhetoric Two cheers, at most, for whatever enabled Hef  

Posted in Evangelicalism, Sexualia, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Thursday, 9/28/17

MacIntyre on rationality, virtuous politics American Iliad What Roy Moore signifies Retweetable  

Posted in Damn rackets, History, Marriage (real), Plutocracy, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Speech & Press

The Catholic Integralist/Liberal Revanchist straddle

Why it’s a big deal when Rusty Reno breaks with Michael Novak. Continue reading

Posted in Christendom, Christianity generally, Political Matters, Roman Catholicism

Wednesday, 9/27/17

T.S. Eliot and Ryszard Legutko, both bearish on liberal democracy. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Twitter v. 280

Apparently, Twitter has upped the character limit from 140 to 280 — or I’m a butt of an elaborate joke. This was my favorite reaction so far: The 280-character limit is a terrible idea. The whole beauty of Twitter is … Continue reading

Posted in Internet, Miscellany

Tuesday, 9/26/17

Devotional: Wrathful God? The Fraud of Moral Neutrality Achieving disagreement Proverbial wisdom John Courtney Murray’s Mistake Sheer silliness  

Posted in Arts and Music, Marriage (real), Orthodoxy, Patriotic Correctness, Roman Catholicism | 1 Comment

Sort of a Sabbatical

Sunday was busier and more tiring than usual, but the real reason I don’t have much blog today is that I’m still chewing on one of Saturday’s blogs and related articles I’ve collected over the past decade-plus. This can stand … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Capitalism, Economia, History