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Why Greece is Not a Morality Play

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

We have an awful tendency to turn every story into a good-versus-evil, heroes-and-villains tale. Some stories are like this; many are...

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Of Carbon Credits and Air Conditioners

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Current Events | 5 comments

In the early responses to the encyclical Laudato Si’, a couple particular points have drawn attention. As soon as I read the leaked...

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Frs. Reese and Sirico on the Encyclical: What We Can Learn

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

It is getting borderline entertaining to watch the “prebuttals” on the upcoming encyclical. One could comment on how the wide access to...

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Polarization: Three Hopes, Three Questions

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Current Events | 2 comments

Polarization can be understood on a number of levels. On three of these, it seems, the recent Polarization and the U.S. Catholic Church...

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Polarization: A Textbook Case

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Current Events | 3 comments

One way in which polarization is created and sustained in Catholic discourse is by the positing of false and misleading dichotomies. Much...

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