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Author Archive: Joe Bissonnette

Joe Bissonnette teaches Religion and Philosophy at Assumption College School in Brantford Ontario. Joe and France have 7 children.

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40 Days for Life: Standing Athwart History

April 6, AD2017 0 Comments
40 Days for Life: Standing Athwart History

William F. Buckley Jr., the patron saint of American conservatism, famously described the mission of his magazine, National Review, as “stand(ing) athwart history yelling ‘stop’”.  The pith of this quote is an easy glide through self-deprecating caricature into political imperative and then deep into psychological-spiritual truth. The Truths of Progress Of course to dissent from […]

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Words: Rough-Hewn Symbols or the Stuff of Thoughts?

March 9, AD2017 1 Comment
Words:  Rough-Hewn Symbols or the Stuff of Thoughts?

“I write so that I can find out what I think.” – Flannery O’Connor. A really great quote is both polyvalent; containing multiple layers of meaning, and paradoxical; containing meanings which appear to be at odds with each other. This Flannery O’Connor quote for example, sounds like it could come out of the mouth of […]

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Euthanasia and the Betrayal of Covenant

February 5, AD2017 2 Comments
Euthanasia and the Betrayal of Covenant

Thomas Hobbes described the state of nature as a war of all against all, in which life was “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.”  In nature no one is exempt from the threat of death, even the strongest needs to sleep and so at some time is vulnerable. Therefore each and every one of us […]

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