Monthly Archives: November 2010

Apps and Religious Liberty

I am a Mac user and something of an Apple apologist, but I was dismayed to learn that Apple has pulled an “app” on the Manhattan Declaration since it is “anti-gay.” Initially, Apple gave it a 4+ rating, indicating that … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 11.30

Alasdair MacIntyre, the eminent virtue ethics philosopher, offers a critique of capitalism. A nice reflection on Advent (Advent and the curse of Midas), insisting on the need for something to come from outside. and what it means. Pope Benedict offers … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 11.23

So you want to go to get a PhD in the humanities? Mary Ellen Kelly has on article on the new Disney movie “Tangled”: “Disney’s Christian Past and Tangled Present”. Some Catholic thinkers offer thoughts on the Tea Party here.

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Pope’s comments on condoms

In the wake of excerpted remarks from a forthcoming book length interview with Pope Benedict, there are headlines everywhere this week on how the Vatican is in the midst of a “stunning turnaround” on contraception. The degree of media misrepresentation … Continue reading

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Defense of the humanities

In the wake of SUNY Albany’s decision to eliminate various programs in the Humanities, Gregory Petsko (a scientist!) writes this wonderful defense of the humanities.

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Panel on gay marriage

USU recently held a panel discussion on religious perspectives on marriage and gay marriage. A streaming video is now available (click here). We had an Episcopalian, a Mormon, a Hindu, an Evangelical, a Buddhist, a Reformed Jew, and I represented … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 11.12

Weigel writes about the two competing views of Europe. One is a weak-kneed postmodern conglomeration of diverse local narratives (with nothing to unify them). The other vision, articulated by Pope Benedict, suggests that Europe, to be anything, must recover its … Continue reading

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