So Berry College might be sending mixed messages about being risky to students this year: First, we have THE PEER EDUCATIONS “a team of Berry College students specially trained to promote healthy lifestyles within the community. They do so by leading educational programs designed to foster to . . . . Continue Reading »

Arduous Goods

Celibacy has a kind of  duck-rabbit  quality, at least in my experience. If you catch me in one mood, and ask me what celibacy is like, I will be inclined to point out that one needs to be honest about the struggles and frustrations that go with it, and recognize how difficult a burden . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 8.22.13

Catholic Heroism and Villainy in Wartime Rev. George W. Rutler, Crisis Criminal Elements: Breaking Bad and the Enlightenment James Bowman, New Atlantis Debating Spurgeon’s Politics Keith Miller, Mere Orthodoxy Racketeering Relativism John Goerke, Juicy Ecumenism An Assault on Cynicism Peter . . . . Continue Reading »

Mark Levin, Meet Herbert Croly

Or, The Conservative Case for Decreasing the Two-Thirds and Three-Fourths Requirements for Amendment In 1914, arch-progressive Herbert Croly founded The New Republic magazine and published his second book, Progressive Democracy. A rich (if at times annoyingly abstract) text, one of its more . . . . Continue Reading »

Some End-of-the-Summer Reading for You

In case you don’t already have enough on your reading list, what with Gina Dalfonzo’s post on Dickens and R.R. Reno’s post on personal great books , here comes George Weigel in today’s On the Square with his arms full of books. Did you know that it’s the . . . . Continue Reading »

Getting Charles Chaput Badly Wrong

Charles J. Reid, Jr., who teaches law at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, recently posted something at a blog (tellingly called www.religiousleftlaw.com ), which the National Catholic Reporter picked up and ran as an op-ed, in print and online , under the title “Archbishop . . . . Continue Reading »

The Debate Lives On

B.D. , while we may never get a musical version per your suggestion, the debate between Jefferson and Henry over religious freedom and church/state relations in early post-revolutionary America lives on—it’s reenacted every April at Colonial Williamsburg . Drop by any Wednesday afternoon . . . . Continue Reading »