Talking White Trash

  People of a certain age ought to remember the routine that made comedian Jeff Foxworthy a household name. And I’ll give just one example:

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Bethlehem Redux

  Three years ago, Jeff Miller (aka the Curt Jester) posted a somewhat-lengthy discussion of the Christmas movies he’d been watching. Along the way, he

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Laughing at the Demons

  This year for Halloween snacks, Mom bought a box of 18 packages of bat- and pumpkin-shaped pretzels. If this year follows the pattern of

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A Mortal, Sinful Man

Use every man after his desert, and who should ’scape whipping? Shakespeare, Hamlet, II:ii On July 16, 2011, during the funeral rites of Dr. Otto

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Tradition vs. Traditionalism

The Communion song this last Sunday at the 11:30 a.m. Mass was “The Servant Song”. One might say it’s one of those Gather Hymnal songs

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God and the Holocaust

It’s difficult to overstate the impact the Holocaust has had on both Jewish and Christian theology … but it can be done. The philosophical influences

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The Right to Keep and Bear Children

In 1968, an ecologist named Garrett Hardin wrote an article for Science magazine titled “The Tragedy of the Commons.” A utilitarian and Malthusian, Hardin argued

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The Best is Yet to Come

I’d like to start with a story my cousin Greg sent me: There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness

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About Atheism and Nothing

A couple of years ago, on my blog The Impractical Catholic, I made a snarky little comment about atheists feeling unhappy that people still prefer

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