Monthly Archives: March 2009

Tuesday Miscellany

Hell freezes over: The devil’s in the details, but it looks like Obama’s willing to let the automakers go bankrupt. I never thought he’d let that happen to his UAW constituency: The Obama’s administration’s leading plan to fix General Motors … Continue reading

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Feature Essay

Good revolutionaries get slaughtered. That might be one way of characterizing the lesson of Barabbas. On that scary day 2,000 years ago, when Hell unleashed its fury on the God Man, that wicked man was freed to go. We don’t … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“Our friends, relatives, colleagues and acquaintances have to find us loyal, sincere, cheerful, optimistic, good at our job, resilient, pleasant, courageous . . . At the same time, in a simple and natural way, we must make known our faith … Continue reading

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Brews You Can Use

An old drinking friend comes to town tonight: Uncle Joe (who’s movin’ kinda slow–joke). He re-located from Detroit to Florida about six years ago. Born in 1946, he’s the first of the baby-boomers, but more conservative than the average Depression … Continue reading

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Douthat

I hesitatingly renewed my subscription to New York Magazine last month. I really like the magazine, but it leans left and at times is too risque to have around my children. My first post-lapse issue came yesterday. One of its … Continue reading

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Wednesday Miscellany

Whew, things have exploded around the office. After the October 2008 Stock Crash, things really slowed down at the office. I was always busy (thankfully), but it was a leisurely-paced busy. Enjoyable busy, if not as lucrative. But now, it … Continue reading

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From the Catholic Anarchy Archives

Anarchy or Subsidiarity? The anarchist welcomes the Church teaching of subsidiarity, which says the smallest units of society ought to handle whatever they can, with the larger units getting involved only when the smaller units can’t handle something. “Right on,” … Continue reading

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Feature Essay

Orthodoxy and the Modern Creed I’ve been in circles when young, growing families are discussed. The conversation goes something like this: Person One: “E is having another child.” Person Two: “Another! What is that, five?” Person One: “Yeah; five kids, … Continue reading

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Something for Laetare Sunday Morning

Joy in the Cross Today, “the Church wishes to remind us that joy is perfectly compatible with mortification and pain. It is sadness and not penance which is opposed to happiness.” Francis Fernandez, commenting on one of the most bizarre … Continue reading

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Brews You Can Use

Is this Brews You Can Use or Family Hour? It’s BYCU, but these are the reasons I drink. Actually, they’re the reasons this isn’t a 24/7 drinking blog. I drank far (far, far) more before I became a father. I … Continue reading

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