About Artur Rosman

Artur Rosman was born in Warsaw, but is secretly Krakovian.
He is husband, father of three, professor, public speaker, book translator, and a onetime television personality on Polish TV. He recently completed and defended a dissertation on the Catholic imagination of Czeslaw Milosz at the University of Washington. He was the Channel Manager of Patheos-Catholic.

Publicity Campaign Freudian Slip: Planned Parenthood Wants You to “Slay” With Them

Planned Parenthood committed a Freudian slip, with an assist from Joss Whedon, by inviting supporters to become like one of his violent film characters.Sigmund Freud, in his An Autobiographical Study, defines what later would come to be called as the "Freudian Slip" as follows: In the same way that psycho-analysis makes use of dream interpretation, it also profits by the study of the numerous little slips and mistakes which people make—symptomatic actions, as they are called . . . I have poi … [Read more...]

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Atheists Have “National Day of Reason,” But American Atheism is Irrational

Today is something called "National Reason Day," on the atheist calendar. The National Day of Reason committee describes their goals in this apocalyptic register: Now, more than ever, America needs a Day of Reason.With the religious right’s influence in Congress, and with the threat to our Judiciary looming large, there has never been as important a moment in which to affirm our commitment to the Constitutional separation of religion and government, and to celebrate Reason as the guiding pr … [Read more...]

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Leading Historian Made the Analogy Between the Refugee Crisis and the Holocaust Long Before Pope Francis

There goes Pope Francis again, speaking off the record about news events off-the-cuff. He's compared the refugee crisis to the Holocaust. Yet another group is asking him to apologize for offending them. Why can't we keep religion out of current events and politics?  Why can't he just keep quiet? Why doesn't he stick to silent prayer, instead of talking?This time, as usual, it's because he appears to be right.When I said in my previous post that the Holocaust politics of history are alive … [Read more...]

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Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Memory of the Holocaust Continues to Evolve

The great German philosopher is usually only known for the statement, made in Prisms, that the culture which produced Auschwitz lives on in postwar poetry (meant as a synecdoche for all art), which means we cannot write poetry. It's even more complex than that, but you should read it in full context, rather than only the lines: To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric. And this corrodes even the knowledge of why it has become impossible to write poetry today. Later on, Adorno, took a furth … [Read more...]

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2 Reasons Why the March for Science is a Losing Strategy

The March for Science movement is a losing strategy, because of two reasons: 1. too little faith (de-legitimation) and 2. no confession of sins.In other words, the March for Science needs a confession of sins and an articulate profession of faith.I'll try to squeeze these two things out by making explicit what is implicit in the March for Science documents.Let's start, in correct theological order, with the confession of sins. Here is the first part of the official mission statement o … [Read more...]

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If You Hate Catholic SJW’s, Especially on Earth Day, Then You’ll Agree with This Thinker

Tomorrow, 22 April 2017, is Earth Day.Earth Day is a day when we stop and especially remember God's gift of the Earth to us, and remember what our stewardship for it entails.Social Justice Warriors, or SJW's as they are called for short, are using this day for getting their message out. There is no shortage of SJW's among Catholics, and to the chagrin of some, Pope Francis can be called an SJW.However, by most standards, the same can be said about John Paul II and Benedict XVI (make s … [Read more...]

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How Did the Resurrection Historically Affect Reason?

Easter is over, but there are plenty reasons to reason out the resurrections relation to reason.The standard question is, "What does Athens have to do with Jerusalem--reason with revelation?" Lev Shestov's (friend of Edith Stein's teacher Husserl) Athens and Jerusalem is the most forceful presentation of the view that there's nothing uniting the two.But not even the Ante-Nicene Father Tertullian, held this position, even though it is frequently attributed to him. If you want to be comp … [Read more...]

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Liberal Theologian’s Lenient Easter Sermon Makes a Mockery of Lent

Remember when Easter sermons used to demand discipline of us? Yeah, me neither.Pope Francis has encouraged preachers of the Church to be merciful above all as if there wasn't anything more to Christianity.Many say he's taken it overboard. Where is the clarity and discipline of a Benedict XVI and John Paul II? Will the Catholic Church go the way of mainline Protestantism as so many professional prognosticators are prophetically predicting?When I read sermons like the one below from a … [Read more...]

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Why Yes, The Vatican Museums Are Actually Taking Donations of Blood Money

The blood shed on Good Friday today coagulates into the passivity of Holy Saturday.Western Civilization's fascination with blood goes down deep. We are surrounded by blood metaphors even behind our bloodless laptops, because the metaphor touches the source of our lives.For example, take Good Friday's Office of Readings from St. John Chrysostom: Now Christ has come, as the high priest of all the blessings which were to come. He has passed through the greater, the more perfect tent, which … [Read more...]

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