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The Fragility of Excellence

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Current Events | 0 comments

Sports fascinate many people because of what athletes put at risk: their ability to participate and develop through intense focus and work...

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time- Laws and the Household of God

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Lectionary | 0 comments

Deuteronomy 4:1—2,6—8 Psalm 15 James 1:17—18, 21b-22, 27 Mark 7:1—8, 14—15, 21—23 The readings at their core deal with the notorious...

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Voting Against Intrinsically Evil Acts: A Working List?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Current Events | 24 comments

(In no particular order….) 1. Abortion 2. Rape 3. War of Aggression As with every election since at least 2004, the notion of...

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The Unity of the Catholic Moral Vision

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Current Events | 6 comments

I’ll say one thing about the nomination of Rep. Paul Ryan for the vice-presidential slot: it has produced some of the most telling...

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Dolan at Republican Convention a Mahony-Like Opportunity

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Current Events | 1 comment

So, the Cardinal-Archbishop of New York will apparently find himself in Florida next week offering prayer at the Republican national...

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