Catholic Blog Surfing
Bert Ghezzi is a genuinely good guy. I’ve corresponded with him on a few occasions, and he even expressed willingness to “go to bat” for me on a book proposal he liked (alas, even Bert can’t overcome one’s dearth of talent). He has written a new book. I haven’t read it, but it sounds pretty good: Adventures in Daily Prayer. * * * * * * * Okay, so now I can no longer eat steak: Japanese scientists have discovered a way to create edible steaks from human feces. Link. * * * * * * * The whole Corapi thing bums me out, but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m Catholic despite the Catholics. I mean no offense to my fellow Catholics out there, but let’s face it: we have far too many lukewarm lay and far too many sliding priests. The Corapi scandal and his subsequent bizarre Internet ministry reveals a lot of egocentricity and possibly a measure of mental instability. That’s all I have to say on the issue. If you want more, surf the Catholic blogosphere. Especially recommended.
I’ve noticed a disturbing trend lately among Catholics who don’t like libertarians: they’re defending a strong central government. One magazine that I’ve received for over five years ran a lead editorial that excoriated Austrian economists and praised the federal government. I … Read the rest