In my previous blog post, I reflected on the fact that a set of policy proposals put forth by a self-identified Catholic (The Family Fun Pack, FFP) ended up further enshrining Liberalism, and represents a sort of fealty to the triumph of the liberal order and its institutions. It makes no effort to roll back … Continue reading Thoughts on the “Family Fun Pack”
I happened across a set of policy proposals by one Matt Bruenig, whose wife Elizabeth has a fairly well known (at least in Catholic circles) writing gig at the Washington Post. So, I decided to put up a pithy statement of my own thoughts on it. It represents the absolute best of intentions thoroughly undermined … Continue reading Catholic Socialism, Stalwart of Liberalism
A rare foray into poetry... Inches separate life and death Even borders imagined May separate sacred and profane Among rivers of asphalt Even flowers bloom if there be light and water The dull roar from engines, encased in Angled glass and steel, oft Colliding into twisted metal and spilled poisons The rush to possess, to win a race For … Continue reading The Alcove
This is a question that was posed to me through a family member by someone curious about Christianity, and I immediately liked the question because it brought to my mind some oft-glossed over things in Christian circles. We are so embedded in our own culture, which heavily prioritizes the "new" over the "old," such that … Continue reading Why is Jesus called Christ?
Moderns are conditioned to think of improvement in solely evolutionary terms. That is, the theory that from single-celled organisms, steady advances have been made with various genetic accretions and atrophies along the way, such that eventually more complex forms began to exist through the various competing forces of nature. While I reject this as an … Continue reading On Progress and its Forms
I am no luddite; my profession is abstracted ideas and bureaucracy at the moment. However, something I have noticed, particularly after owning a house, is that "village life" or working with nature or physical properties makes man prudent in a unique way. This is because nature is a complex system of dichotomies; there is no … Continue reading On Prudence
Once, there was a King who was the recognized authority in all the land. He was beloved and respected by the people and the people honored God for the accomplishments of his reign. He had been anointed as King by the most famous prophet of his day. He was recognized culturally as God's own son … Continue reading On Legitimate Rule