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 a reflection on Advent and the theme of “waiting”.
A look at St. Benedict’s Rule for monks and their consumption of alcohol allows for a half litre a day (3 big glasses). One can assume that many monks were drinking much more than that and needed to be restrained.
A report on religious discrimination suggests that Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world.
Msgr, Charles Pope has a nice commentary on the much discussed remarks on condoms and AIDs by Pope Benedict.