Monthly Archives: July 2018

The most radical guy in the race

I’m going to take the liberty (you can’t stop me) of pulling some quotes from David Brooks but re-arranging them. Only 18 percent of Americans say the federal government does the right thing most or nearly all of the time. … Continue reading

Posted in federalism, Political Matters, solidarity, subsidiarity

A lousy way to govern a hegemon

The pain of listening to Congress questioning Mike Pompeo. Continue reading

Posted in Jeremiad, Political Matters

Making a spectacle of yourself

“Making a spectacle of yourself” has been re-branded. Continue reading

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Just too freaky?

Fr. Lawrence Farley responds irenically to a self-described “freak” who nonetheless finds headscarves on young women in church just too freaky: [T]hese women’s use of the veil serves to differentiate them from the secular world around them. In the days … Continue reading

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St. Basil the Great on Clergy Sexual Abuse

St. Basil the Great has a great suggestion for Pope Francis. Don’t hold your breath. Continue reading

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Hauerwasian “modernity” today

“… no story except the story they choose when they have no story.” Continue reading

Posted in Dignitary harm, Gnosticism, Nominalism and Realism, Rights Talk, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Role call for the Seven Deadlies

What think ye of The Donald? Whose son is he? Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Evangelicalism, Political Matters

Trimmer callout

In foreign policy at least, Donald Trump is playing autocrat. What are we going to do about it? Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Anodynes & Nostrums, Foreign Affairs, Patriotic Correctness, Political correctness, Political Matters, populism, Russia, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values

Zombie Reaganism lives

Proof once again that it’s surprisingly hard to think outside the box. Continue reading

Posted in Anodynes & Nostrums, conservatism, Political Matters, Russia, Zombie Reaganism

Plus ça change …

Anti-Catholicism never really seems to die in Protestantish America Continue reading

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