Monthly Archives: January 2011

Links roundup, 1.28

Today is the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, the great Catholic theologian and perhaps the greatest philosopher in the history of the west. Here is a short video from Fr. Robert Barron introducing Aquinas, and particularly his view on … Continue reading

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Princess culture

I have three young daughters (4, 2, 6 months). Anyone with girls that age knows all about the tyrannical “princess” culture that is simply in the air for children of that age. It is everywhere – toys, books, music, at … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 1.25

Fr Schall offers a reflection on why God hides, leaning heavily on Pope John Paul II’s book Crossing the Threshold of Hope. There, JPII suggests that while God does hide, there is a sense in which he has revealed himself … Continue reading

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Neurobabble and Aristotle

Over the last year I have been introduced to the work of Edward Feser, a philosopher and writer from California. I read two of his books this last year, and recommend them both. The first was Aquinas: A Beginners Guide … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 1.20

With the business of the new semester, I have not had time to post anything here. I wanted to catch up a bit with a links roundup. Joe Carter offers some “unsolicited advice” to young conservatives. Good advice all around … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 1.6

A few links today: An excerpt from the Catechism on subsidiarity (a fundamental concept in Catholic social teaching) along with a very funny Daily Show clip that makes the point. For those wanting to celebrate Epiphany in style, some instructions … Continue reading

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Joyous Epiphany!

Happy Epiphany (12th day of Christmas)! Though I suspect few families do this, we observe the 12 Days of Christmas and Epiphany in our house. With young children, we do so by singing the well-know “12 Days of Christmas” song. … Continue reading

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