Category Archives: Modernists

Why Scientists Are Still Trustworthy

Let’s not think poorly of the scientists and epidemiological statisticians for scaring the hell out of the American public by their prediction of a possible 2,200,000 deaths in the United States. Plus, doesn’t it feel so much better that we … Continue reading

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A Sacrifice Too Far: There is a Sacrifice that Gives Meaning to All Sacrifice

On Palm Sunday the entire Passion of Our Lord is famously read at Mass throughout the world. But today, in the midst of the present crisis it is sure to strike Catholics everywhere with new poignancy – especially when Our … Continue reading

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A Confusion about the Common Good

In the not too distant future, I am hoping that someone much brighter than I will perform the heavy philosophical lifting that it will take to state precisely what is wrong with the current approach that our Church is taking … Continue reading

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Other Statues to Pull Down

While we are busily engaged in the sanctimonious and largely symbolic act of pulling down statues of various confederate generals and others who promoted slavery directly or indirectly, I have a few suggestions for some other “statues” that need pulling … Continue reading

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The Elective System in Education:”You Cannot Train Everybody For Everything”

Whatever one may say about our twenty-eighth president’s views about The United States role as promoter of democracy and capitalism and interventionism throughout the world, I think we have to give him full-hearted applause for his views on authentic liberal … Continue reading

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The Brain: Organ of Thought? A Dialogue Part 3

Langley: Greetings Socrates! I see that you are looking amused this morning. Socrates: Good morning Langley. Yes I was just thinking of something humorous related to our previous discussion which ended rather abruptly. But I am happy to see you … Continue reading

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The Brain: Organ of Thought? A Dialogue Part 2

Socrates: I trust that you enjoyed your meal. Langley: Yes very much thank you. Socrates: Then we may as well proceed where we left off. Langley: I agree, then we shall….but wait….we must remind ourselves of the question. Do you perchance … Continue reading

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All Hail the Common Core!

Amazing! I thought that public schools could not adopt a curriculum that is any more utilitarian than they already have! But thanks to the new almost universally adopted so-called “Common Core” we can look forward to an even more pragmatic … Continue reading

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Berkeley… Here We Go Again!

Well, what is summer for except for dabbling in the writings of “Enlightenment Thinkers?” I enjoy this particularly because it is kind of like investigating a crime scene…”Who Killed Liberal education?” For the past several years I have been heaping … Continue reading

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