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The Real Root of Environmental Evils

In Capitalism, Distributism, Economics, Economy, Environment, Ethics, Opinion, Politics, Population, Science, Society on June 19, 2015 at 12:37

…what is the real source of the problem? It is the unsustainable and immoderate (…) consumption and production patterns engendered by contemporary industrial capitalism….
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The Resurrection and the modern world

In Atheism, Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Ethics, Faith, God, Holidays, Jesus, Philosophy, Religion, Salvation, Science, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Values on April 24, 2011 at 23:06

With groans too deep for words, all creation declares that the world is being made newRead the rest of this entry »

Why we should baptize with beer instead of water

In Abortion, Bible, Birth Control, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Ethics, Faith, Feminism, God, Humor, Jesus, Liturgy, Orthodoxy, Philosophy, Population, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Religion, Sacraments, Satire, Science, Secularism, Sin, Spoof, Theology, Tradition, Values on April 11, 2011 at 03:02

A Catholic DISSENT from the Pope’s prohibition of beer baptism: on exegetical, historical-critical, theological, pastoral, missiological, ecclesiological, epidemiological, semio-linguistic, scientific, phenomenological, anthropological, gender-egalitarian, epistemological, and faith-based grounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Earth Hour is Bad for the Earth

In Capitalism, Culture, Distributism, Economy, Environment, Ethics, Philosophy, Population, Pro-Life, Religion, Science, Society, Spirituality, Values on March 26, 2011 at 19:26

Unless we actually change our buying and using behavior, any other “solution” is, in fact, worse than useless, because it diverts our energies while achieving nothing of any objective value. Read the rest of this entry »

The contemporary-ness of Easter

In Atheism, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Environment, Faith, God, Holidays, Jesus, Religion, Science, Spirituality on April 5, 2010 at 09:48

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“Avatar”: a quantitatively formulaic movie

In Animation, Criticism, Humor, Movies, Review, Satire, Science, Spoilers, Spoof on January 4, 2010 at 04:20

You can see the ending of James Cameron’s Avatar from miles away.  For the purpose of precision, however, it is necessary to determine from what exact distance you can see the ending Read the rest of this entry »

So tired of Anti-Catholicism

In Atheism, BBC, Capitalism, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Culture, Culture War, Debate, Europe, Faith, History, Islam, Medieval, Pius XII, Pro-Life, Protestantism, Religion, Review, Science, Secularism, Stephen Fry, Values on November 12, 2009 at 02:15

Or, The Immaturity of the West: Will millions of Catholic deaths and the utter destruction of Catholic civilization at Protestant, Liberal, and Communist hands never suffice? Read the rest of this entry »

The Resurrection and modern disbelief

In Atheism, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Values on April 13, 2009 at 05:22

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In criticism of Earth Hour

In Birth Control, Distributism, Economy, Environment, Ethics, Holidays, Manila, Philippines, Philosophy, Population, Science, Society, Values on March 29, 2009 at 03:27

…For it diverts attention from the real cause of environmental problems: capitalist consumption… Read the rest of this entry »

UK psychiatrists say abortion harmful to women’s health

In Abortion, Culture War, Debate, Ethics, Feminism, Health, Human Rights, News, Opinion, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Science, Suicide, Values on April 30, 2008 at 20:10

Abortion could pose a psychological health risk, says the British Royal College of Psychiatrists on the basis of recent studies that, among others, point to the heightened suicide rate among women who’ve had abortions Read the rest of this entry »

Why we are not pro-choice (part 2)

In Abortion, Christianity, Conservatism, Culture War, Ethics, Feminism, Human Rights, Philosophy, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Religion, Science on January 28, 2008 at 00:11

The mere fact that some definition is a social construct doesn’t mean no one can be right about it… Read the rest of this entry »

Big is beautiful, or, Why divorce is bad for the environment

In Catholicism, Christianity, Conservative, Distributism, Economics, Environment, Family, Life, News, Opinion, Religion, Science, Society, Values on December 12, 2007 at 03:25

Science now shows that, in our relentless quest for individual “independence” and “happiness”, we help destroy not only society but also the world itself. Read the rest of this entry »

The Crisis of Modern Theology (a historical overview)

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Education, Faith, God, History, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Science, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Thoughts, Tradition on August 13, 2007 at 10:12

From the 17th to the 19th centuries, broadly comprehending the “Rationalist” and “Liberal Revolutionary” periods, the various Christian groups, particularly the Catholic Church, were subjected to successive shocks that many feared (or hoped) would be fatal. In these 2 centuries, the 2,000-year-old faith of the intelligentsia weakened considerably, perhaps irreversibly; a strong anti-Christian ideological movement arose across Christendom’s ancient heartland; and there emerged a deep social prejudice against Christian belief and history Read the rest of this entry »

History as Christian Vocation

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Faith, God, History, Jesus, Logic, Opinion, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Science, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Thoughts, Tradition on August 11, 2007 at 14:26

Every Christian is by necessity a historian, a student and transmitter of history, for her Faith is at heart, a historical religion. At its core lies the affirmation that the eternal, trans-historical God, the Maker and Sustainer of human history, became a part of that history Read the rest of this entry »

Letter to a Pro-Choice Activist

In Abortion, Christianity, Family, God, Life, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Science, Thoughts on June 3, 2007 at 03:56

Dear E____,

Thank you very much for your letter, which was very informative and, truth be told, very well-argued.  I am glad that you made a serious and informed effort to educate others-particularly us, the Catholic moralists-of your views on abortion and of your reasons for maintaining them.  In response, I hope to be able to give a similarly serious and informed explanation of our views on the issue, and why we think “pro-choice” views are not correct. 

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