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Terri’s Day

Today is “Terri’s Day.” It is the fourth anniversary of the end of Terri Schiavo’s ordeal of death by dehydration. This cruel end was not a necessary death. It was forced upon her by judicial fiat even though she was not terminally ill, did not require a respirator or kidney . . . . Continue Reading »

Re: Multiplying the Universe

The passage Ryan quotes below from the article by Nathan Schneider represents my views and my words quite accurately. However, the juxtaposition of my statement about certain approaches being “stupid” and a reference to a book by Wiker and Witt [ A Meaningful World: How the Arts And . . . . Continue Reading »

Chicago Sun-Times Files for Bankruptcy

Very bad news out of Chicago: The company that owns the Chicago Sun-Times and 58 other newspapers and online sites said Tuesday it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Sun-Times Media Group, Inc. said it would continue to operate its newspapers and Web sites as usual while it improves its cost . . . . Continue Reading »

Ecumenical Theology of the Body

Our old friend Paul Stallsworth is hosting an ecumenical conference on the Theology of the Body in New Bern, NC on May 21, 2009. The conference is sponsored by Lifewatch, the New Bern District of The United Methodist Church, and Transforming Congregations. More information on the conference can be . . . . Continue Reading »

Newman and Notre Dame

Fr. George Rutler’s 1995 book Crisis of Saints has just been republished , which is a good thing. Missing from the new edition, however, seems to be the chapter “Newman and Land O’Lakes,” about the condition of Catholic education. As we contemplate the self-satisfied . . . . Continue Reading »

Multiplying the Universe

If you haven’t already had your “far out” moment for the day, be sure to check out a new essay in Seed Magazine by Nathan Schneider. It’s a summary of multiverse theory—the idea that there isn’t just one universe, but many—and how this radical cosmology is . . . . Continue Reading »

Thomas Ricks vs. Thomas Aquinas, Again

Thomas Ricks writes in response to my post Thomas Ricks vs. Thomas Aquinas : I’ve just read Keith Pavlischek’s article (, and am curious about one thing: How does he think that invading a country pre-emptively on false premises meets Aquinas’ . . . . Continue Reading »



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