2 out of 3 ain’t bad.

From First Thoughts

Both the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal ran more or less the same editorial today. ” See No Good: Why do the Democratic candidates refuse to acknowledge progress in Iraq? ” is in the Post , and ” Democrats in Denial: The Presidential candidates won’t admit any . . . . Continue Reading »

Urbanism and Catholic Legal Theory…

From First Thoughts

Speaking of the Mirror of Justice blog, they’ve been having a great exchange on city planning, natural law, the New Urbanists, sprawl, and much more. The exchange started with Eduardo M. Peñalver’s op/ed in the Washington Post , and elicited comments here , here , here , h . . . . Continue Reading »

Faith and Economics

From First Thoughts

Back in August, I wrote a short article for the First Things homepage titled ” St. Duncan of Wall Street .” It was a review of the Acton Institute’s new movie The Call of the Entrepreneur . Readers might be interested in this interview about the film that Fr. Sirico, the president . . . . Continue Reading »

Re: Eggs on Ice

From First Thoughts

Rob is on to something when he says we’ll soon be living in a world where women will “have some of their eggs harvested and frozen in their twenties, spend a couple of decades building a career, and then use the eggs to become pregnant in their forties or fifties.” And . . . . Continue Reading »

Re: Anonymous No More

From First Thoughts

Thanks, Rob, that helps . I think you’re right as far as the general thrust of recent CDF statements goes (think of Dominus Iesus , or the recent clarification on the meaning of the word Church), I guess I just found your exclamation ” Take that, Karl Rahner ” to be a bit . . . . Continue Reading »