Monthly Archives: February 2015

Can Politics be a Vocation? Three Lessons on the Virtues of Good Government

Originally at: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2015/02/02/4172709.htm by Mary Ann Glendon The idea of politics as a vocation might strike some people as strange, if not preposterous. My title echoes a lecture given almost a century ago by the great German social theorist Max Weber, … Continue reading

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How Dark Were the Dark Ages?

A great 5 minute tour de force on the middle ages, dispelling the modern myth of medieval darkness and ignorance. If this is an emailed post, click on title above to watch.

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A new generation reads Aquinas

Originally at: http://americamagazine.org/issue/%E2%80%98summa%E2%80%99-20 by Holly Taylor Coolman te have I loved him—or later, at least, than a lot of people. I was 27 years old when I first sat down to read the work of St. Thomas Aquinas seriously. At that point, … Continue reading

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Truth, Goodness, Beauty

If you are getting this post emailed to you, click on the post title above and listen to this 4 minute creative “remix” of a lecture by Dr. Peter Kreeft:

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The Real Reasons We Don’t Invite Friends to Church

Originally at: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/church/real-reasons-we-dont-invite-friends-church by KRIS BECKERT “Happy new year! Be sure to invite a friend to church next week!” Those seem to be familiar words in church around this time of year and just about every time of year when resolutions are … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert Meets His Maker

Originally at: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/01/14256/ by  Daniel Ross Goodman The most prominent Catholic character on television consistently employed religious themes and theological motifs on his award-winning TV show—never more glaringly so than in the series’ grand finale Last month, Stephen Colbert ended the … Continue reading

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God’s Poem

If you are getting this post emailed to you, click on the post title above and listen to this 4 minute creative piece on human uselessness:  

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Papa on Distant Dads

Originally at: Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address during his weekly General Audience today at the Paul VI Audience Hall. — — — Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! We continue the series of catecheses on the … Continue reading

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