Why I Came | Commonweal Magazine
B. D. McClay is senior editor of the Hedgehog Review, and a contributing writer to Commonweal. She lives in New York.  via Pocket
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10 hours ago
The Sacred Sounds of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
On the afternoon of November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a brief address at the dedication of a national cemetery on Gettysburg’s battlefield. via Pocket
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Charles Norman, the toddler who smoked
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3 days ago
Surviving The Cultural Tsunami | The American Conservative
Aaron Renn has a new issue of The Masculinist, his e-mail newsletter, out. Read past issues, and/or subscribe, here.  Renn has launched a Patreon to support his work on The Masculinist — please consider donating. via Pocket
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4 days ago
Was St. Brendan the first to celebrate a thanksgiving Mass in America? --Aleteia
And were the Irish the first to bring Christianity to South Carolina? The Vikings are generally regarded by historians as the first European explorers to set foot on American soil, but there is a fascinating possibility that Irish Christians arrived there first. via Pocket
Catholic  history 
7 days ago
Affinity Designer - Complete Feature List
The complete feature list for Affinity Designer will show how this fantastic vector illustration and design app will revolutionise how you work.
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8 days ago
The Adventures of Callistus I, The Pope Who Did Hard Time – Weird Catholic
Callistus I (pope from 217-222) didn’t have it easy. via Pocket
history  Catholic 
11 days ago
Popular Science: Fred Saberhagen versus the Turing Test
In 1950, the English mathematician and chemist Alan Turing tried to define the conditions so that it would be possible to affirm that a machine is capable of thinking like us. via Pocket
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12 days ago
Physicists report electron is round—what does that mean? | Ars Technica
Last week, or maybe the week before (the days fly by so fast), reporters were all agape with surprise that the electron was round. Very round. I put it on my list of things to write about, took a deep breath, and dived back into the painful process of grading. via Pocket
science 
13 days ago
Weird Writers of History | History Today
Are historians particularly ‘weird’? It is not as insulting a question as it sounds and some linguistic history will explain why. via Pocket
history  grammar 
26 days ago
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Keto Fridge - The Nation’s First and Only Fully Prepared Ketogenic Meal Delivery Service
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26 days ago
G.K. Chesterton, Humour (1938) | A Blog of Bosh
Humour, in the modern use of the term, signifies a perception of the comic or incongruous of a special sort; generally distinguished from Wit, as being on the one side more subtle, or on the other side more vague. via Pocket
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26 days ago
Why Catholic Teaching Is ‘Increasingly Embarrassing’ to Church Leaders (Part 1)
Over recent decades, some Church leaders have become ever more reticent in standing up for Catholic teaching, especially when it comes to morality. via Pocket
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28 days ago
Cardinal Sarah’s Synod Intervention: Teach Youth the Faith With Courage, Honesty
The Church’s moral teaching is “not lacking in clarity” and should not be watered down “by hiding the truth in order to attract young people into the bosom of the Church,” Cardinal Robert Sarah said. via Pocket
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29 days ago
Cardinal Cupich Discusses Sex Abuse Crisis, Same-Sex Attraction at Youth Synod
VATICAN CITY — As the youth synod wrapped up its third week, the bishops and auditors discussed the sexual abuse crisis in parts of the world and how to respond to young people experiencing same-sex attraction. At a press briefing Oct. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Archbishop Viganò’s third testimony indicates a way through the current morass – Catholic World Report
The former nuncio to the United States has taken steps — small steps, but determined and measurable — toward the very reconciliation to which Cardinal Ouellet called him. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Terminal Correctness in Star Wars » John C. Wright's Journal
One reason I am writing a 16 part essay on this topic is to quell the suspicion that mere incompetent writing or officious meddling is to blame. Incompetence should fumble randomly, and scenes be unintentionally understated then overstated, too much or too little. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Reflections on Sexual Identities, the Youth Synod and Father Martin’s Bridge-Building
Since my book, Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay: How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace, came out last year, I have often been asked to express my thoughts on Jesuit Father James Martin’s approach to pastoral care for men and women who, like me, have what the Catechism would call “homos via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
DarwinCatholic: Christianity in the Modern Age
A friend posted this piece entitled "Elephants in Rooms" from The Catholic Thing and asked people's thoughts on it, and since I needed a post for the day I figured I'd write them up here. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Relics of Jesus: The Nails – Weird Catholic
This is a long post with multiple parts. When I’ve done these things in the past, I’ve broken them up into several posts spread over days. This time I’m going to put it all here and provide an active Table of Contents so you can jump around. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Edward Feser: The voluntarist personality
A voluntarist conception of persons takes the will to be primary and the intellect to be secondary. That is to say, for voluntarism, at the end of the day what we think reflects what we will. An intellectualist conception of persons takes the intellect to be primary and the will to be secondary. via Pocket
philosophy  Voluntarism 
5 weeks ago
A Defense of Ultramontanism Contra Gallicanism | Church Life Journal
The term “ultramontanism” has seen a bit of a resurgence in recent Catholic conversations as a pejorative used by both traditional and progressive Catholics. In so doing, both sides align themselves with doctrinal heterodoxy. via Pocket
Catholic  history 
5 weeks ago
‘What’s that stick the pope was carrying?’ | Deacon Greg Kandra
That seems to be the prevailing sentiment on social media today, reacting to images of Pope Francis at the opening Mass of the synod in Rome. Elizabeth Lev snarked on Twitter: Seriously? This is neither crosier nor cross. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
Understanding the Catechism Revision on the Death Penalty | Catholic Answers
On August 1, Cardinal Luis Ladaria issued a letter to the bishops of the world announcing that Pope Francis had approved a change to the section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church dealing with the death penalty. What does the Catechism now say? via Pocket
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august 2018
Alternative Facts: Domitian’s Persecution of Christians - Biblical Archaeology Society
As I revisited a critical biography of the Roman emperor Domitian by the scholar Brian W. Jones recently,1 I was reminded that “alternative facts” and “fake news” are not just a contemporary phenomenon. On occasion ancient writers similarly tried to spin their version of the truth. via Pocket
Catholic  history 
august 2018
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