Religious Bunnies (the Playboy Ones)

A friend with a taste for newspaper archives and curiosities sends this link: a Catholic Herald story from 1967 titled Bunnies’ Sunday survey . An interdenominational magazine called  Sunday  surveyed the “bunnies” from the London Playboy club and found: Nearly half the . . . . Continue Reading »

What I Said at Hampden-Sydney

. . . as summarized by a very smart student: The Wilson Center has brought in many notable speakers. Most recently, Dr. Peter Lawler of Berry College in Georgia gave an informative, as well as provocative, presentation on trends occurring in society: “Change We Can Actually See (And . . . . Continue Reading »

The Lord Has Guided Him

From Benedict’s last General Audience , held in Rome this morning: When, almost eight years ago, on April 19th, [2005], I agreed to take on the Petrine ministry, I held steadfast in this certainty, which has always accompanied me. In that moment, as I have already stated several times, the . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

Michael J. New on the lack of change in attitudes about abortion : These hopeful takes from supporters of abortion all commit the cardinal sin of abortion politics: reading too much into the results of isolated surveys. To seriously analyze fluctuations in public opinion on abortion, one needs to . . . . Continue Reading »

“Except the New York Times”

It seems a safe bet that First Things’ beloved founder would have been a kindred spirit to Amos Shuchman, a New Yorker whose obituary  appeared earlier this month in the local paper of record: SHUCHMAN–Amos, of New York, on February 1, 2013. Beloved and caring husband of Alice . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 2.27.13

Decentralization Done Wrong Alberto Alesina, City Journal Calvin’s Company of Pastors Michael Horton, Gospel Coalition Vocations Rose Under Benedict XVI Peter Jesserer Smith,  National Catholic Register Religious Satire in the Enlightenment (and Today) Anthony Gill & Christopher . . . . Continue Reading »