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First Links - 12.13.11

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Vatican university hosts unusual tattoo conference Associated Press , Nicole Winfield The Journey Home-Wilhelm Röpke & the Humane Economy The Imaginative Conservative , Roger Scruton Who Was George Frideric Handel? The Gospel Coalition , Justin Taylor Southern Baptists Go Swimming in Lake . . . . Continue Reading »

Atheism and the Overton Window

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During the summer I wrote an article about how the concept of the Overton Window can help explain the process  radicals use in their task of cultural degredation . Over at Big Think, atheist Adam Lee explains (in much the same way that I did) just how atheists can use this approach: So, how do . . . . Continue Reading »

The Pope & The CEO

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Our friends at World Youth Alliance are hosting a book signing event tonight with Andreas Widmer as he speaks about The Pope & The CEO: John Paul II’s Leadership Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard . Seating is limited so if you’re interested contact to inquire about . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links - 12.12.11

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Public Life and Professions of Faith Mirror of Justice , Robert John Araujo, SJ Tim Tebow: God’s Quarterback Wall Street Journal , Patton Dodd The Least Evil Option: A Defense of Harry Truman Public Discourse , Wilson D. Miscamble Study: Atheists Distrusted As Much As Rapists USA Today , . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links - 12.09.11

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Losing Insight: A Critique of the National Association of Evangelicals’ “Nuclear Weapons 2011” Statement The Institute on Religion and Democracy , Alan F.H. Wisdom Plan to Widen Availability of Morning After Pill is Rejected New York Times , Gardiner Harris Supreme Court Won’t . . . . Continue Reading »

Who Was Being Immaculately Conceived?

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Sr. Edith Selzler on the Immaculate Conception of . . . Mary : The title of the feast has sometimes led to confusion about who was being immaculately conceived, many thinking it was Jesus through Mary’s virginity. Not so; it was Mary herself, being conceived without the effects of original sin . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links - 12.08.11

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The Most Important Religious Liberty Case of the Past Thirty Years Public Discourse , Michael Stokes Paulsen U.S. To Aid Gay Rights Abroad, Obama and Clinton Say Washington Post , Steven Lee Myers Bill Would Ban Abortions Based on Sex, Race; Critics Call It Ploy To Undermine Broader Rights . . . . Continue Reading »