Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Full circle

And finally, here comes the Chinese Capitalist-Communist Party. One just hopes that Karl Marx, somewhere, is watching.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Hope springs eternal

This columnist is convinced that "American elites are fed up with the dismal status quo in education" and they are about to turn against the teachers' unions.

"what else is there to see?"

This review of the last novel by John Updike captures well the symbiotic relationship between Islamist ideology and our own nihilism.

Sunday, July 23, 2006


One can respectfully argue with Bishop Tessier that the proper task of the Church is to witness to Christ (i.e. make him visible), not to the "West." Properly understood, this witness is something much deeper and more important than "converting" people.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

"Keep the people in a mood of suffering"

If you are interested to know more about the roots of the war in Lebanon, the New Yorker has re-posted a very informative report on Hezbollah from a few years ago. You can also learn about their activities in South America.

Not a problem

People will go to great lengths to justify their prejudices. For istance, this lady has decided that social isolation is simply nothing to worry about.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Happiness classes

The culmination of a long trend of using psycology as a substitute for religion. Like covering an infected wound with a bandaid.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Monday, July 10, 2006

Lost in particulars

An interesting book review by Peter Steinfels. The answer to his questions is certainly not that Universities need more theology courses. What is it then?

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Bad news

An article in Die Welt claims that the IAEA has essentially given up on nuclear inspections in Iran. This may be a serious step torwards a war.

Moral revolution?

Here come the Kazcynski twins.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Race against time

This story from Iraq in the New Republic is informative.

There is freedom too

Even if he does not have much else to say, it is nice to see an evolutionary psycologist acknowledge the existence of free will.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Liberation through Christ

One cannot but feel simpathy for the witness of Apostle Alton R. Williams. This is what makes America great. But, what does it mean to "decree the spirit of conviction on this intersection?"

A beam in your own eye

The Tablet has a snippy piece on Ave Maria University. Some of their criticism makes perfect sense, but perhaps The Tablet should be more concerned about what their own "liberal" ideology has (NOT) done for the Church in England (i.e. it has failed to educate in the faith two whole generations.)