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May 03, 2017
BOOK RELEASE: Tell Them Something Beautiful by Sam Rocha
I am thrilled to announce the release of my book of essays, Tell Them Something...
April 08, 2017
By Their Fruits: A Reply to Rod Dreher
Rod Dreher's spirited reply to my critical review of his book, The Benedict Option,...
February 18, 2017
The Media Treats Trump Better Than Clinton or Bush
As I've said countless times, my media intake began with 90s era Rush Limbaugh and...
January 20, 2017
ON PROTEST (AND THOSE WHO PROTEST AGAINST THEM)
I am continually amazed at the conveniently short memory of the vast number of the...
December 26, 2016
Was Baby Jesus a Refugee?
The infant Jesus we encounter in scripture is a serious and inspiring source of interpretation and celebration....
November 11, 2016
Socialism Elected Trump!
There are people like Michael Moore who are taking consolation in the fact that Hillary...
November 07, 2016
Fr. Pavone Places Human Corpse on Altar, an Offering to the Idol of Trump
Patheos Catholic has widely reported on Fr. Frank Pavone's recent stunt where he used the...
October 25, 2016
Raymond Arroyo and EWTN Reject Solidarity Party and Interview Trump
I graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in May 2005. The commencement speaker was perhaps...
October 11, 2016
The New Moral Minority (And Why SCOTUS Arguments Are Nonsense)
I came into political consciousness during the 90s. Rush Limbaugh's moral testimony against the character of...
September 27, 2016
3 New Things Trump Told Us in the First Debate
Last night's presidential debate was, by comparison, a moderately composed portrait of Trump. The comparison,...
August 17, 2016
Voting is Immoral
If one takes the view that morality is more than utilitarian, if you take...
August 15, 2016
Where White Privilege Will Not Go: White Poverty in America
The questions of race, ethnicity, culture, and more are among the hardest to understand...
August 09, 2016
Must Trump Say What He Means?
I've written twice (here and here) on the curious case where "political correctness" has...
August 01, 2016
When Political Incorrectness Becomes Politically Correct
I've already shown how an ideological critique of "political correctness" can, and in today's GOP indeed...
August 01, 2016
True and False Religion: Pope Francis, Fr. Jacques Hamel, and French Muslims at Catholic Mass
When we talk about a religion, we tend to assume we refer to the some...
July 28, 2016
Subsidiarity, Suffrage and Political Experience
No one writing from a national platform can tell you how to vote. Especially one,...
July 25, 2016
“Political Correctness” Is Politically Correct, Too!
At last week's Republican National Convention, Arkansas Attorney General, Leslie Rutledge, drew applause for saying,...
July 24, 2016
Education as Constitution: An Examination of Political Conscience
This is a long post. Just shy of 6k words. It began in a Facebook...
December 17, 2014
A Plea to Love my Alma Mater, Franciscan University of Steubenville
On May 12, 2012, Fr. Terence Henry, TOR, president of Franciscan University of Steubenville (FUS),...
December 15, 2014
Philosophers of Education in Solidarity with Ayotzinapa
Today the Committee on Race and Ethnicity of the Philosophy of Education Society released the...
November 24, 2014
You, Sir, Are No Buckley: A Reply to Stephen Herreid
Stephen Herreid has written a reply to two critics of his post, "How to Fend...
November 04, 2014
Hatred of the Poor: Sad, Self-Loathing Poison from the Right-Wing Catholic Ghetto – UPDATED
Moving to Canada has afforded me a convenient, but slight, distance from the septic squalor of...
September 11, 2014
Vaccines and Ideological Delusions
Every few weeks my Facebook feed revisits another report from a nutty niche website of a...
September 04, 2014
Black United Students at Kent State University Stage a “Die In”
Today at 1 pm EST, Black United Students organized and staged a "die in" at Kent...
August 14, 2014
Pope Francis to Muslims, Jews, and Christians: “We have the same Father in heaven.”
After my post yesterday, the Patheos Muslim channel responded magnanimously in two posts: "Summer of...
August 12, 2014
7 Reasons Why Muslims Are Not Silent About ISIS
Before Christians (or anyone else) try to make the serious claim that Muslims are not...
August 09, 2014
A Paradox of Empire: Thoughts on Iraq 2014
On Thursday, President Obama authorized a limited re-entry into Iraq, making him the fourth consecutive US...
August 07, 2014
I Saw a Picture of a Beheaded Girl Today
I hold my daughter firmly, hands hooked under arms, fingers pressing tight but not too...
August 05, 2014
Is Conservatism Worth Conserving?
Of course it is. Without question. The term 'conservative' can be understood in a variety of...
August 04, 2014
CNN Exposes Socialist Catholic Archbishops
CNN's recent story about Catholic Archbishops is purportedly about their lavish homes, but in reality the...
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