“7 Konigsburg Takes”: Leah Libresco

in honor of the late EL Konigsburg. … [Read more...]

“Why Won’t Candidates Run on This Life Issue?”

Well, I suppose I should start by disclaimering that I am not a canon lawyer, and this is not Official Catholic Advice.  But, hey, at least the issue I’m going to talk about is non-partisan.  And that’s the worse part; as the last foreign policy debate showed, callousness to human life, provided it’s that of the enemy (or people living in the same country as the enemy), isn’t even a campaign issue, it’s the new status quo. --Libresco; comments also worth reading, for example the Irish-history on … [Read more...]

M to the A to the S to the K…

Fascinating little post from Leah Libresco on virtue ethics as mask-wearing. … [Read more...]

“A Geek and Her God”

in which I interview Leah Libresco. Topics include praying in sign language, being the gooseberry, and what Catholics should know before discussing the faith with atheists. (I think I get to call her a gooseberry since I already called myself the Freak of the Week when this happened.) … [Read more...]

“Something understood”? Not always…

...at least not by the one who prays. I like this post on prayer ("Christ in one place, Christ in a diametrically opposed place"), and I like that most of the commenters are posting quotations rather than their own thoughts. It seems apropos. Here's an old piece I wrote on repetitive prayer.(Title reference.) … [Read more...]

Quid est veritas? Est vir qui adest.

In which Leah Libresco talks about her move from Patheos's atheist portal to its Catholic one. I thought this was a sweet and moving post which is pretty clearly about a work in progress. Conversion is for life (not just for Christmas!) and we're all making mistakes and making progress day by day. I'm super excited to see where this goes.Also, because I know she'll appreciate it, I must once again quote David Ives's play The New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza: Valkenburgh: … [Read more...]

Does this count as preferring the tinsel?

So now I'm revisiting all of the answers in Leah's Ideological Turing Test in order to see which ones I straight-up liked. Keep in mind that I strongly disliked both of my own answers! So far the only one I've really liked and whose author I wanted to know better is this fake atheist.Well, actually, there were many other entries (both real and fake, and both atheist and Christian) which had points I found intriguing but which didn't develop those points. In a real conversation I would have … [Read more...]


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