Tag Archives: Virtue

How To Make Catholics Look Like Crazy Extremists: A Courtship Fisk

Sometimes, it seems like Catholics forget that while Christ told us that we should not be “of the world,” we still have to live in it.  “I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that … Continue reading

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Must the State Promote Virtue?

As I have mentioned, I help teach students at Christendom about creative writing. In the course of a conversation in the last week, I found out that some of those students, who enjoy attending the college’s Chester-Belloc Debate Society, will … Continue reading

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The Duties of a Catholic Author

I know, I know, that’s a bold title.  Who am I to say what the duties of any author are, right? Well, as a Catholic and an author — even just one who writes blog posts and a few successful … Continue reading

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The New York Times on The Culture War: A Fisk

I have to give all the credit for this post to Marina Fontaine, who posted this article and requested a fisk.  I clicked on the article, and was more than happy to oblige after reading only the first sentence. I’m … Continue reading

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The Liturgy Wars: Sacred Music

The Catholic Geeks have been spending a lot of time on the Geek part of that title (and there’s not a single thing wrong with that, of course!), but I think it’s time for a good, non-Geek, Catholic post.  The … Continue reading

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Hidden Catholicism: Why Catholics Shouldn’t Hate or Fear Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables has once again gained status as a pop culture icon. It was bad enough when it was just a Broadway musical. I hadn’t seen it at all in high school, and yet I was very familiar … Continue reading

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