M TO THE A TO THE S TO THE K: Came back yesterday from a conference on "the renaissance of traditional marriage." I spoke on marriage and masculinity (yeah yeah, I know, those who can't do teach)--brief version of my talk will be on Marriage Debate tomorrowish. As usual, I felt a lot like a lion in a Christian suit. But I was really heartened to hear a lot of support for prison reform; so I figured I'd link again to my Crisis magazine piece on that subject, "Fifteen to Life: Reforming the … [Read more...]

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SCANDAL: Dappled Things excerpt:I had a professor in seminary, a Dutch Jesuit who was an excellent Church historian, who always regaled us with the most embarrassing and shameful episodes of the Church's history -- torture chambers, simony, Popes with their mistresses and bastards, Cardinals who spent fortunes on parties and loose living -- two thousand years of scandals, in other words. The gentler souls in the university hall -- innocently pious seminarians and third-world nuns -- were … [Read more...]

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Men said they didn't tell their women about France because they didn't want to worry them. But it was more than that. He needed her ignorance to hide in. Yet, at the same time, he wanted to know and be known as deeply as possible. And the two desires were irreconcilable. --Regeneration … [Read more...]

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GIMME AN A! GIMME A B! GIMME A D! What's that spell?Oligarch! Oligarch! Oligarch! (Mono--d'oh!) … [Read more...]

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BLOOD MAKES NOISE: Or, eugenics and the Scopes "Monkey Trial." A good reminder. … [Read more...]

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They talked for over an hour. Near the end, after they'd been sitting in silence for a while, Burns said quietly, "Do you know what Christ died of?"Rivers looked surprised, but answered readily enough. "Suffocation. Ultimately the position makes it impossible to go on inflating the lungs. A terrible death.""That's what I find so horrifying. Somebody had to imagine that death. I mean, just in order to invent it as a method of execution. You know that thing in the Bible? 'The imagination of … [Read more...]

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GIANT SQUID "TAKING OVER WORLD." (!!!!!) … [Read more...]

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