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What do you think about our first reading from the Prophet Isaiah (11:1-10)? We...read more What is the greatest human fault? I believe it is self-deception, whi...read more

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 suggested how...

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 readers r...

A Bookstore in Charleston

During a recent trip to Charleston, South Carolina, I had reason to wander down King Street, not too...

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