Intimidating Intelligence Dims the Brights

In an anything-but-apologetic apologia, Mary Eberstadt challenges the many spokesmen (and they are almost all men) for the New Atheism in her satire, The Loser Letters.  Reminiscent of Ted Turner’s infamous comment that Christianity is a religion for losers, the Loser in this book is . . . . Continue Reading »

Campaigning against the Pope

Raymond de Souza demolishes the awful New York Times story attacking Pope Benedict: The story is false. It is unsupported by its own documentation. Indeed, it gives every indication of being part of a coordinated campaign against Pope Benedict, rather than responsible journalism. Read the whole . . . . Continue Reading »

Notre Dame Right to Life Conference

For those of you who live within driving distance of South Bend, Indiana (or are willing to fly to the promised land), the 5th Annual Notre Dame Right to Life Conference will be held during Easter Week, April 9th and April 10th, with Francis Cardinal George serving as the keynote speaker. Other . . . . Continue Reading »

A Bit More Darwin

1. Thanks to Ivan the K, John Murley and the other people at RIT for a great time. The large audience was very attentive, and the questions were both smart and respectful. One student did try to explain our anxious experience of existing for a moment between two abysses—which I brought up as . . . . Continue Reading »

Darwinian Cage Match

So last night our own Peter Lawler debated leading Darwinian Conservative Larry Arnhart here at RIT over the explanatory power of Darwinian evolution to capture to the totality of human experience in general and American political experience in particular. There was an impressive turnout of . . . . Continue Reading »

Just to Hear and See Jesus

I get tired, and I know I’m not alone. We are tired of all we do. We are weary of words. There are so many of them. When I think of writing anything, but am wary of words, I get tired. How can I write on a topic without presumption that has been covered so many times by so many skillful . . . . Continue Reading »