Month: November 2016

The Enormity of Abortion elided

Apropos of my response, yesterday, to Jane Caro’s attempt to normalise abortion at any stage and for any reason, Jim S., at the blog, Agent Intellect, brings to our attention the above video, Dear Future Mom. As he mentions, the video,…

Weekday Reading

Fr. George W. Rutler, Advent: In My End Is My Beginning, Crisis Alan Piper, O.P., Religion is not Race, Dominicana Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., Thomism Is Ready for Its Close-Up, Real Clear Religion J. Budziszewski, Mean Moralists, The Underground Thomist James Chastek, Reversing the modal…

A Caro of Lies on Abortion

In #ShoutYourAbortion: Why it’s more important now than ever, Jane Caro is engaged in normalising abortion without ever considering the arguments against it. She begins: Even though abortion was a crime in NSW — as it still is today —…

We know a tyrant by his enemies

Castro is dead. Here is one of his enemies, Armando Valladares (h/t: notafan). In the week ahead, a number of liberals and socialists will fall over themselves offering effusive praise in memory of the murderous tyrant Fidel Castro, a number have done…

Weekend Reading

James Bowman, Celebrity opportunity, New Criterion George Weigel, On Our Need for the Real Thomas More, First Things Bishop Athanasius Schneider, A Prophetic Voice of Four Cardinals of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, Rorate Caeli Ed Condon, The Pope’s abortion comments have provoked…

Weekday Reading

James Kalb, Why Liberal Governing Elites Seek to Neutralize Social Issues, Crisis Catholic Hulk, God Matters: On Liberty, License and Liberalism, Rightly Considered Richard Marshall interviews Edward Harcourt on Wittgenstein’s ethical enterprise and related matters, 3:am magazine Ross Douthat, The Crisis…

Euthanasia: A Love Story

Andrew Denton, an Australian comedian, seems quite bewitched by euthanasia. In his most recent article, Granting terminally ill right to die with dignity is good policy (just copy and paste the headline into Google if you hit a paywall), he laments, but in a…

Moral Relativism is Incoherent

In a recent post, James Chastek reminded me of Paul Boghossian’s excellent argument denying the coherence of moral relativism. You can read Boghossian’s argument here or listen to him here. The argument, simply put, is that attempts to relativize morality in fact…

Weekday Reading

Updated Nov 15: James Kalb, Needed: A New Vision, Chronicles Robert W. Merry, How Trump Replaced America’s Globalist Consensus With A Nationalist Sensibility, The National Interest Fred Seigel, Trans-Atlantic Trump: In Europe and America, elites have overplayed their hands, City Journal Daniel…

Weekend Reading: Back with a Vengeance!

  James Chastek addresses the claim that intellectual or practical problems become more tractable when narrowly defined, and then, he attempts to square the death of the body with the immortality of the soul, and all before second breakfast, at Just Thomism.…