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Homer, Hegel, History and Hope

Folks who saw virtue in unquestioning devotion to established values didn’t like the 1960s. No institution, custom or belief seemed safe from scrutiny. Even the idea of progress — a cherished heirloom from the Age of Enlightenment — was challenged, … Continue reading

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Adam and the Animals

I think pursuing knowledge and truth is a good idea. That’s probably why Tennyson’s “Ulysses” is one of my favorite poems. It’s the source of my Google Plus tagline: “To follow knowledge like a sinking star, Beyond the utmost bound … Continue reading

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Divine Mercy

I care about God’s mercy because I’m a sinner. What that means depends on who says it. I think and hope Jonathan Edwards meant well, and wish some of his imitators would be less enthusiastic. Or at least think about … Continue reading

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The Eighth Day: Two Millennia and Counting

Easter is when we celebrate “the crowning truth of our faith in Christ.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 638) It’s among the top major events so far. Depending on how you count them, there have been only three to six: … Continue reading

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