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Let Me Kill It: The Violence of Being More Ethical Than Your Society

March 19, AD2017 0 Comments
Let Me Kill It: The Violence of Being More Ethical Than Your Society

Especially important is the warning to avoid conversations with the demon… So don’t listen to him. Remember that – do not listen. -William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist There a is quotation attributed to Eliezer Yudkowski, a researcher in the field of artificial intelligence, that periodically makes the social media rounds in memetic form (generally without […]

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4 Advantages of Digital Silence

October 7, AD2016 0 Comments
4 Advantages of Digital Silence

Being an active Catholic on social media who checks my Twitter and Facebook multiple times a day, I’m probably the last person you’d expect to talk about the advantages of disconnecting from electronics, but here I am. Over the past month, I have come to realize the value of taking time off from all our […]

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Evangelization: Don’t Argue on the Internet

February 14, AD2014 1 Comment
Evangelization: Don’t Argue on the Internet

“Non in dialectica placuit Deo salvum facere populum suum” (“It is not by ar­guing that God chose to save His people”).  -St. Ambrose “Fortunately, there have always been pastors who have understood more about theology than most professors.”  -Karl Barth A recent article in Crisis magazine by James Kalb reminded me of two homilies I […]

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The Internet, Vice and Envy

April 10, AD2013 2 Comments
The Internet, Vice and Envy

I confess to you, my online brothers and sisters, that I have repeatedly compared my life to that of other bloggers. I have concluded my life is utterly worthless when stacked up to Naomi’s impeccable style and ridiculously incredible family activities, or even Jessica’s bounty of children, baking skills and liturgical year works of wonder. I have […]

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