Monthly Archives: August 2010

Links roundup, 8.31

So the semester has started. Some adjustments for me. I am teaching USU 1320 “Civilizations”, which is a first for me. Aside from all of work involved in new class prep, I am looking forward to the class. I am … Continue reading

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New translation of the Mass

On a Catholic note: For those unaware, the English translation of the Latin Missal has been undergoing a revision. This is a big thing and is the first significant change since Vatican II (when Masses were first celebrated in the … Continue reading

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Catching up a bit

I’ve been swamped with last minute class prep for the upcoming fall term so have not blogged much. But here are a few things I have been thinking about of late: Regarding the NYC mosque. I have had mixed feelings … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 8.17

Hadley Arkes is as clear and smart a voice on jurisprudence as there is in America today. Here are his thoughts on Judge Walker and the recent Prop 8 decision. On a lighter note, the annual Beloit College Mindset List … Continue reading

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Should you choose your roommate?

It is so seldom that I agree with NYTimes columnist and noted anti-Catholic yet Catholic (Catholite) Maureen Dowd that I thought it worth posting an article of hers I read this morning that was spot on.Dowd discusses new college roommate … Continue reading

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Catching up on some recent articles read

Mary Eberstadt writes about all the recent data suggesting that kids don’t make you happier but in fact make you quite miserable. Austin and Cathy Ruse write on how the pro-life movement is pro-woman. Brad Miner writes on the Big … Continue reading

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Commemorating the nuclear attacks

Lots of articles the last few days commemorating the nuclear attacks on Japan. My only addition: it seems a good time to introduce a moral distinctions that is oft forgotten. There is a distinction between extrinsically evil acts and intrinsically … Continue reading

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