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Reading “Caritas in Veritate”: Notes on Chapter Five

(Apologies for the absurdly sparse blogging of late – the beginning of …

Reading “Caritas in Veritate”: Notes on Chapter Four

This chapter begins with a discussion of the reciprocal relationships between rights …

The Israeli Settlement Policy is Demographic Suicide. Now Get Over It.

by JL Wall Normally David Goldman (“Spengler”) is astute, or at least …

Reading “Caritas in Veritate”: Notes on Chapter Three

The central themes of this chapter are the nature of gift and …

Ceding the High Ground on Health Care Reform

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  has published some guidelines (pdf) …

Reading “Caritas in Veritate”: Notes on Chapter Two

I suppose it’s around this point that George Weigel started going wild …

Is Environmentalism Anti-Christian?

Jody Bottum thinks environmentalism is a Christianity without Christ: An original innocence …

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Reading “Caritas in Veritate”: Notes on Chapter One

(The text of the encyclical is here, and here are my initial …

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Via Henry Karlson, I see that one Daniel Indiviglio, of The Atlantic’s …

Cafeteria Catholics, ctd.

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Reading “Caritas in Veritate”: Notes on the Introduction

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Up for a “Caritas in Veritate” Reading Group?

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Joe Carter asks how Catholics determine whether and to what extent they’re …

From the Department of Sentences I Don’t Understand

Can anyone tell me what Michael Novak means by this? The Catholic …

Shorter George Weigel

The only parts of the Pope’s new encyclical that really matter are …

Father’s Day Reading

Kyle Cupp reflects on his daughter’s in utero diagnosis with anencephaly: Prior …