Tag Archives: Ross Douthat

Confusing Charity and Justice, Again

Ross Douthat is well-regarded across the political spectrum for his writing and thoughtfulness. As for me, I prefer writers who produce fiction to those of non-fiction. One basic test of Catholic thoughtfulness is the ability ad willingness to distinguish between … Continue reading

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Douthat on Breaking, Bad

Ross Douthat is concerned about Pope Francis breaking the Church. He cleverly cites the Walter Murphy novel which came to my mind about two years and a month ago. He lays out the conservative case for disillusionment, but Mr Douthat … Continue reading

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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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