June 18, 2020
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On Reading and Listening, Part 2

The first part of this essay noted the reading and listening deficit in America and identified its causes as the brevity and rapid pace of modern communication and the widespread habit of closing our minds to ideas other than our own. It also...

On Reading and Listening

In a recent essay I chastised the Florida Bishops Conference for adding a condemnation of contraception to their condemnation of abortion. My view was that the addition weakened their argument with many Catholics and even more non-Catholics. Three...

A Bookstore in Charleston

During a recent trip to Charleston, South Carolina, I had reason to wander down King Street, not too far from the Belmond Hotel where we were staying. I came across a bookstore. It just wasn’t any bookstore. It was a Pauline Bookstore. Bookstores...