Category : Moral Theology

Written on Aug, 13, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

“Courage for conservatives today means refusing to be bullied or intimidated into acquiescing to, or silently going along with, the dogmas that the progressive movement, via the exercise of its extraordinary cultural power, is attempting to force on us. Courage means boldly speaking truth to cultural (and economic) power — out loud and in public.” Robert George Source: National Review

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Written on Aug, 13, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Comprehensive debt forgiveness would create a strong incentive for current and future students to make riskier borrowing decisions. It may even have this effect if the policy is never enacted. Just as the stock market reacts to polling and election results, students may take more risk as the odds of a forgiveness bonanza under a Democratic president increase. But these …

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Written on Aug, 08, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

A fish rots from the head down. The social dissolution of our nation is a direct consequence of the mentalities, policies, and actions of our ruling class. It is damning that tech moguls take extreme measures to insulate their own children from the devices and social media platforms they market so vigorously to the rest of us. It’s damning that …

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When I was a boy there was a PSA that was broadcast with some regularity on TV. A series of photos were shown depicting men, women, and children of different ages and ethnicities. All this was done while the signs get sang “VD is for everybody.” The ’60s were an odd time to be a child. Anyway, whatever one thinks …

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Written on Aug, 08, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Living in Madison has brought home to me how fragile is the American body politic. People here assume, for example, that I don’t want to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding because I hate gay people. Those on the other side, assume that people who want me to bake the cake hate Christians. Of course, I’m a priest and …

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Written on Aug, 08, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

It is more complicated than Left vs Right (as the Goldman suggests) since there are similar signs on both side, I think he is fundamentally correct when he writes that Emil Durkheim’s 1897 diagnosis of “anomic suicide” describes the Columbine perpetrators as well as the 2016 San Bernardino attack by Muslim fanatics, the “right-wing” shooter in El Paso and the …

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Written on Aug, 08, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

The State of Wisconsin is presuming to intrude on the relationship between priest and penitent by requiring priests report allegations of child abuse that are heard in confession

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Written on Jun, 07, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

LGBTQ Virtue Signaling:

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Written on May, 21, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Trump’s presidency (rather than simply Trump himself) not only calls into question the (progressive) commitment to rule by experts, it also casts doubt on the (conservative) notion of rule by the virtuous. Neither expertise nor virtue is evidently what effective government requires. Or maybe more accurately, both conservatives and progressives have flawed notions of virtue and expertise.

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Written on Feb, 07, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

The recent conviction of a Jehovah’s Witness of “religious extremism” by a Russian court is an opportunity for the Orthodox Church of Russia to re-affirm its commitment to religious freedom.

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