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Aaron Linderman
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"With Reagan, we sought to promote freedom over against communist totalitarianism.... We argued that ordinary Americans could and should lead responsible, self-directed lives rather than become ever more dependent on the intrusive ministrations of the Nanny State. That all made sense in 1980, a great deal of sense. But we’re in 2016 now, and we’re no longer suffering under suffocating collectivism and clotted, complacent capitalism.... The politics of freedom is losing its salience.... We are coming apart, and our public life lacks the reparative rhetoric of solidarity."
Ted Cruz failed to endorse Donald Trump for president. Snore. It’s a sign of how out-of-touch our political class has become that they speak of Cruz as a possible presidential candidate. In him, see the rotting flesh of Reaganism, a noble political project that no longer speaks to our time.
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A year or more ago I began to sketch out the principles and policies of a hypothetical political party. It would stand for human dignity, family, local government, and responsibility. It would be a centrist party with a consi...
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Happy Feast of St. Thomas More!
Husband, father, scholar, statesman, martyr. "Often it happens that just as a lot of foolishness is uttered with ornate and polished speech, so too, many coarse and rough-spoken men see deep indeed and give very substantial counsel." - More to Henry VIII, u...
Husband, father, scholar, statesman, martyr. "Often it happens that just as a lot of foolishness is uttered with ornate and polished speech, so too, many coarse and rough-spoken men see deep indeed and give very substantial...
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Many Parts, One Body - Islamic Edition
One of the more well known passages from St. Paul's first letter to the church in Corinth , written c. 55 AD, concerns the relationship of the believers to one another: As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, a...
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If I Die a Horrific, Untimely Death...
There have been various reports and comments on claims that the FBI is unable to vet refugees coming from Syria , leaving us vulnerable to infiltration by ISIS. These are part of a larger debate about what we must do to stop terrorism, a debate that often ...
There have been various reports and comments on claims that the FBI is unable to vet refugees coming from Syria, leaving us vulnerable to infiltration by ISIS. These are part of a larger debate about what we must do to stop t...
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"We have accepted [violence] as a problem to be managed and not an evil to abhor. But the Church calls us to a sharper moral awareness, one which actively strives for the good of peace, while permitting, in very limited circumstances, defensive warfare. Leaders and everyday citizens alike need to rediscover the mind of the Church in this matter."
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The Fallacy of Voting to Save the Supreme Court
I know of many pro-life voters who detest Donald Trump but plan to vote for him anyway, on the grounds that the Supreme Court is at stake. They argue that Hillary Clinton is guaranteed to nominate pro-abortion justices, whereas Trump... well, might do bett...
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Rediscovering Irregular Warfare is now selling in hardback for only $8.30!  That's less than the Kindle edition!  And if you're in the area, I'll happily sign your copy.
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Empire, Brexit, and the Historical Imagination
Today is Queen Victoria's birthday, a public holiday in Canada (observed on the preceding Monday) and the anchor point for the moving Empire Day holiday (which subsequently morphed into Commonwealth Day ). Debates about the British Empire - was it a monumen...
Today is Queen Victoria's birthday, a public holiday in Canada (observed on the preceding Monday) and the anchor point for the moving Empire Day holiday (which subsequently morphed into Commonwealth Day). Debates about the Br...
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Remembering Dennis Quinn and the Integrated Humanities Program
Today is the fifth anniversary of the funeral of Dennis Quinn, one of the founders of the legendary Integrated Humanities Program , a short-lived experiment in education which had wide-ranging ripples, influencing the University of Dallas in various ways an...
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"All of the material things - our economic strength, our military strength - all of that is vanity if you don't have a fundamental commitment to the defense of our country and civilization."

- John Lenczowski
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The Church on War and Peace
Like the previous post , this column originally appeared on the Truth & Charity Forum as part of their series on electoral issues . The Catholic Church’s teachings regarding war and peace are challenging. While we happily affirm the general superiority of p...
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    Florence & Bookman Peters Fellow, 2008 - 2012
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Tempe, AZ - Irving, TX - Rome, Italy - Washington, DC
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CREST: Upon a helm mantled Vert doubled Argent, upon a wreath of these colors, this crest: between wings displayed Argent and Vert a demi-sun Or.

MOTTO: "Redemption!"

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Helped excavate an archaeological site, worked on a private investigation of a cold case murder, and designed a beret flash for some US Army paratroopers.
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    2012
  • University of Dallas
    2006
  • Institute of World Politics
    2008
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The Church on War and Peace
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Like the previous post, this column originally appeared on the Truth & Charity Forum as part of their series on electoral issues. The Cathol

The Church on Politics: Solidarity and Subsidiarity
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With a fever pitch of political debate swirling about the various primary races, I thought it was worth reposting here a column that I wrote

From Fr. Delp's Diary, 31 December 1944
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Spiritually we seem to be in an enormous vacuum. Humanly speaking there is the same burning question - what is the point of it all? And in t

Alfred Delp on the Meaning of Advent (and Life)
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On 28 July 1944 the German Jesuit Alfred Delp was arrested by the Nazis for his links to the German Resistance movement, some members of whi

Catholic Social Teaching and the Dignity of the Human Person
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CONNECTING THE DOTS: Part 1 of a new Register series.

"Ecology also involves protecting the cultural treasures of humanity": L...
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In the excerpts below, Francis elaborates upon the idea that human concerns regarding society and culture play an essential role in how we t

"A technology severed from ethics will not easily be able to limit its o...
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In the excerpts below, Francis applies his earlier comments on creativity and human power to the topic of biotechnology, praising man's inna

"The Son of Man came eating and drinking": Laudato Si', 96-100
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In these final excerpts from Chapter II, Francis's consideration of the scriptural understanding of creation concludes with the insights and

"All of us are linked by unseen bonds": Laudato Si', 89-95
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In the excerpts that follow, Francis covers two topics: (a) the universal communion that exists (or should exist) among all creatures, inclu

"When relationships are neglected, when justice no longer dwells in the ...
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In the excerpts that follow, Francis lays out the Biblical theology of creation, and makes clear that it's about a lot more than just the id

"Replace consumption with sacrifice, greed with generosity, wastefulness...
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Following up on his review of recent papal teachings, Pope Francis now turns his attention to two further examples of Christian thinking on

Alternatives to Flying the Confederate Battle Flag
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I understand the sentiments behind flying the Confederate Battle Flag (or, at least some of them). People are fed up with excessive federal

"The growth of the past two centuries has not always led to an integral ...
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In the excerpts below, Pope Francis shifts his attention from the survey of ecological degradation to other forms of pollution - visual, men

"Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle": Lau...
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While the media latched on to Pope Francis's claim that climate change is indeed happening, I think they missed his bigger argument in follo

"We require a new and universal solidarity": Laudato Si', 14-22
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In the excerpts below, Francis wraps up his introduction with an appeal to all men and then launches into an overview of what is happening t

"Replace consumption with sacrifice, greed with generosity, wastefulness...
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Following up on his review of recent papal teachings, Pope Francis now turns his attention to two further examples of Christian thinking on

A Note from Myself
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A couple weeks ago my wife and I visited my family in Arizona. Among other things, we went to mass with them on Sunday, the Feast of the Ded

Auden's "September 1, 1939"
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Earlier this year I discovered W. H. Auden's poem "September 1, 1939," thanks to an article in the Financial Times. The poem records Auden's

Seeing the Beatitudes Anew
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Recently I have been reading Matthew's Gospel and I was really struck by the Beatitudes, both for their forcefulness and their role in frami

The Shield of Faith - An Update
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Six years ago I wrote a post about St. Paul's admonition to the Ephesians to "hold faith as a shield, to quench all [the] flaming arrows of

I had a billing issue while staying here, but even apart from that, it's a mediocre hotel with a hefty price tag. My hotel room was fine, but nothing to get excited about. The low-flow toilet required two or three flushes to work. The nightstand had a gash in it, like someone had dropped it. One table had a short leg and rocked. The front desk wrote down the wrong internet access code so I had to call tech support to get the right one. I can live with any of that, but given how much the hotel charges, I'd expect more attention to detail. I traveled alone for business and booked my stay through the government employees travel website. The hotel's $30/night "resort fee" does not appear there. When I asked to have it removed I was told that it was not optional and is mentioned on the hotel's website. No one seemed to care that I had not booked through the hotel's website. Such hidden fees are dishonest and, given that one pays a high price for the room, not to mention parking, food, and taxes, it felt like salt on an open wound. I'll be telling my friends and colleagues to stay elsewhere. ***In response to Hilton's comment below, I called the hotel. After being mis-directed to billing, which gave me the party line, I reached a manager on a follow-up call. The resort fee was eventually dropped. I was thankful for the resolution, though wish there would have been greater clarity when I booked.***
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reviewed a year ago
This church is fantastic! The priests - members of the Dominican order - are superb in their knowledge of Scripture, insight into the spiritual life, and eloquence of preaching. The liturgy is beautifully celebrated according to the norms of the Catholic Church, including Gregorian chant at some of the masses. My family has benefited tremendously from the relationships we have formed here, particularly, in my wife's case, through the Charlottesville Catholic Moms. The parish is actively engaged in campus ministry but also includes many young families. Its various outreach projects include local charities as well as support to a parish in Haiti.
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The technician came out to our home to change a windshield. Scheduling was very easy, he was on time, he explained the process, and was very friendly and professional. And he vacuumed the car when he was done. We'd highly recommend Safelite.
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