22 January 2010

Coffee Bowl Browsing

Some things you just don't do:  remind guests in your home that they are guests in your home and tell ladies to act like ladies

Good Week:  GOP takes "Kennedy's Seat" in MA.  Air America fills for bankruptcy.  Copenhagen Climate Change Accords already a failure

Uh oh.  Barbara "Don't Call Me Ma'am" Boxer may be in trouble.  So sad.

B.O.'s Manhattan terror trials may be in trouble.  

Coalition for Clarity:  Because Torture is Intrinsically Evil.  Utilitarianism is antithetical to a Catholic understanding of the dignity of the human person.  A fetus is not a means to an end.  Neither is a captured terrorist.

Prayer lands a plane.  This doesn't bode well for my summer travel plans.  I fervently pray the rosary on take-off and landing!

U.S. Supreme Court guts campaign finance law as a violation of the First Amendment.  What's next?  Protecting gun ownership rights and free expression of religion? 

Fr. Robert Barron on our fascination with apocalyptic thinking.  If you are looking for an excellent, readable introduction to the thought of Thomas Aquinas, you really can't do much better than Barron's Thomas Aquinas:  Spiritual Master.  This book is really a summary of the Summa theologiae, but don't let that deter you.  I recommend this book more often than any other.

On the definition and practical uses of "Crunchy Catholicism."

On the church and the Soft Fascism of leftist bureaucracies in Canada. 

A video analogy for Congressional Democrats post-Brown win in MA.

My roommate died from malaria.  Can I eat the body?

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  1. What book would you recommend that discusses Buddhist/Hindu/New Age thinking from a Catholic point of view? I have many co-workers (mostly counselor-types) who perceive the world through the New-Age lense.

  2. Marc, you mean as a Catholic challenge to New Agey stuff?

  3. Yes, exactly. Could you recommend a Catholic challenge to the New Agey stuff?

  4. Marc, Fr. Mitch Pacwa has a good book on the subject...