Daily Archives: 4 December 2014


Mollie Wilson O’Reilly has a pretty damning post on police accountability at dotCommonweal. Is justice perverted in our country? How accurate is this citation from Brian Beutler: The point would be to eliminate the conflict of interest that arises—as it did … Continue reading

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Days To Christmas

My work computer is set to Yahoo as its automatic search page. It gives me a Christmas countdown every time I hop there. 20d 17h 22m 56s when I logged in this morning. So nice that my corporate masters at … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family 28: Accompaniment With Mercy

Read the full synod document here. But with this paragraph, we come to the end of Part II, “Looking at Christ: The Gospel of the Family.” This paragraph offers a good helping of hope. There’s a recognition that people who have … Continue reading

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Cold Are The People

Anthony Esolen helps LifeSiteNews break into music reviewing here. He flexes his chops as an English professor, but really: music is more than its text. I won’t say anything about the intentions of the composer and author, or about his … Continue reading

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DPPL 150: Blessing of the Family Table

No true festival is celebrate without companionship over food and drink. This is essential to the very definition of festivity. 150. The Easter liturgy is permeated by a sense of newness: nature has been renewed, since Easter coincides with Spring in … Continue reading

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