On the Square Today

George Weigel says we must ponder the Cross in order to reform the Church : We would have arranged things differently; we would have chosen another kind of Messiah—that theme runs like a bright thread throughout Lent, in the readings from the Old and New Testaments that the Church . . . . Continue Reading »

Ayn Rand Really, Really Hated C.S. Lewis

Ayn Rand was no fan of C.S. Lewis. She called the famous apologist an “abysmal bastard,” a “monstrosity,” a “cheap, awful, miserable, touchy, social-meta­physical mediocrity,” a “pickpocket of concepts,” and a “God-damn, beaten mystic.” (I suspect Lewis would have . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 3.27.13

Muslims at Holy Thursday Mass H. Sergio Mora, Zenit Mere Anarchy James C. Scott, Wilson Quarterly The Old Man and His Big Book David Mathis, Desiring God Chesterton Did Not Use “Paradox” Zac Alstin, Spiked Review of Books Spring Breakers : A Reactionary Film Sonny Bunch, Washington Free . . . . Continue Reading »

Offending Analogies

During the Supreme Court’s oral arguments yesterday examing Proposition 8, Chief Justice John Roberts entertained an analogy for the move to redefine marriage: If you tell a child that somebody has to be their friend, I suppose you can force the child to say, “this is my friend,” . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

Keith Riler argues that population planning won’t balance the government budget : Holding all else constant, a five percent addition to the U.S. population would reduce the national debt by almost seven trillion dollars. This brings to mind James . . . . Continue Reading »

What Does Jesus Look Like?

The History Channel’s hit miniseries “The Bible” offers us yet another on-screen depiction of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The honor this time goes to Diogo Morgado, whom the  New York Post  calls “a kind of surfer Jesus.” The Portuguese actor’s Jesus . . . . Continue Reading »