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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

What Modesty Is and Isn’t…and Why It Matters


A Three-day Meeting in Rome to Do What?

Fr. Regis Scanlon, O.F.M. Cap
 

Pope Francis will meet on February 21, 2019 with the bishops’ conferences of the world on protecting minors from clergy sexual abuse. But what is the problem they will be addressing? Is the problem pedophilia, homosexuality, or rogue clericalism, or all of the above? Father Hans Zollner, a member of the committee organizing this meeting […]

After 100 Years, Will Ireland Remain Catholic?

John P. McCarthy
 

January 21, 2019 will be the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of Dáil Eireann, the legislature of an independent Irish state. That body consisted of members of the majority elected from Ireland in the December 1918 national election to the British parliament. That event was an act of secession by a legally elected group […]

What Modesty Is and Isn’t…and Why It Matters

John Paul Meenan
 

It may seem a bit odd to speak of modesty when the weather outside is frightful—at least roundabout where I live in rural Ontario. But modesty is not just an outdoors virtue, as a trip anywhere, from the grocery store to the office staff party to the local yoga class, will demonstrate. My recent discovery […]

On Willing and Unwilling Leaders

Edvard Lorkovic
 

Early in Plato’s Republic, Socrates debates a sophist, a teacher of rhetoric, named Thrasymachus, about the nature and worth of justice. Thrasymachus’s position, no more unknown to us today than it was in Socrates’s and Plato’s day, is that justice is the advantage of the stronger. On this view, justice simply names the rules set […]

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