Consider this post a public service announcement. Thieves can gain easy access to your home through your electric garage door. There’s not much chance of them guessing your access code anymore, but there is a key vulnerability in the emergency (read “power failure”) release. [Read more…]
Got ten minutes? That’s all it will take for the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture to help us make sense of dating, mating, and baby making. Even the folks at Freakonomics found this worthwhile to share.
Special guest appearance by the motivation changing, and soon to be ubiquitous (and free!), birth control pill.
Grab some popcorn, settle down with a favorite beverage, and learn a little about the birds and the bees, and the costs associated with the same. Who wins and who loses. It’s all quite fascinating.
Ready? Roll tape. [Read more…]
To find out about faith, you have to go to the people who have it and you have to go to the most intelligent ones if you are going to stand up intellectually to agnostics and the general run of pagans that you are going to find in the majority of people around you.
– Flannery O’Connor, writing to college freshman, Alfred Corn
Read the entire letter at A Catholic Thinker.
How can something good come from something tragic? This is a mystery to us all. We see the devastation and the loss of life, and we wonder, Why Lord? Can anything good come from natural disasters? It’s the riddle of our lives as bit players on the stage when we all believe we are the lead role in the play.
More news that is being greeted with hosannas from the world today is the decision by CVS Caremark Corp. to stop selling tobacco products in their pharmacies come October.
We’re being told that this is all in the interest of the health and well-being of customers. Because, [Read more…]
In a word, authenticity. Pope Francis is renovating the crumbling structure of what it means to be a Christian these days, see? [Read more…]
A lot of ink has been spilt these last few days since Evangelii Gaudium was published. Much of what has been said about it isn’t worth the pixels that have been wasted so far. The same old tired arguments from the usual suspects seeking to undermine any moral authority that Pope Francis is seeking to wield by his even bothering to publish it. [Read more…]