Tag Archives: Ross Douthat

Why Am I A Catholic?

I noticed Ross Douthat published an entry in his NYT blog in response to the many comments on his “precipice” piece from Sunday. He’s an intelligent, occasionally refreshing young guy. But sometimes I think faith can be over-thought. Why am … Continue reading

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The Precipice

Ross Douthat wrings his hands in the NYT: (A)dmitting the divorced-and-remarried to communion … conflicts sharply with the church’s historic teaching on marriage’s indissolubility. Except that it really doesn’t. Did he say “precipice”? I like to watch a bit when … Continue reading

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More Conservative Angst

The young miss and I were lunching over pizza today. Her last semester final was this morning, and she was in a daze when I pulled into the roundabout at the school main doors. She was talking about the shift … Continue reading

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Underestimation/Punditry

I agree with practically a fraction of Ross Douthat’s opinions, but his review of his top-3 misreads of 2013 was an interesting voyeuristic experience of another person’s confession. On Pope Francis, his number two: I made two claims: first, that … Continue reading

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On Parenting Daughters

I saw the dotCommonweal post the other day on parenting daughters and the thought that this somehow tilts liberal parents to Douthatism or something. Lots of commentators, especially conservative ones, overlook that morality and ideology are not bedfellows … or bedpersons. … Continue reading

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Douthat On Liberals On Pope Francis

I have to confess my main problem with many conservative ideas and ideals is that they strike me as unintelligent, lazy, self-indulgent, and even on occasion hypocritical (values for thee, not for me). Ross Douthat has a rep as a … Continue reading

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The New Breed of Cafeteria Catholics

One of Ross Douthat’s friends is crowing: “NOW it’s your turn to be part of the loyal opposition,” a fellow Catholic journalist said to me earlier this year, as Pope Francis’s agenda was beginning to take shape. … Now, he … Continue reading

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