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Pollsters and the Fiction of "the Will of the Voter"

Date: 08/09/2016

‘Tis the season for pollsters. As pollsters ad nauseum bombard us between now and November with a dizzying array of ever-fluctuating numbers, voters would be well-served to bear in mind that for all of their idealistic Democracy talk of “the will of the voter,” they know that the latter exists only as an object to be manipulated. The 20 th century English conservative philosopher Michael Oak ...

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Are You Catholic? You Have to Buy This Candle!

Date: 08/02/2016

I walk through the store. I stop to look at a few candles. I grab one. I gotta! Doesn't everyone?! I'm expecting lavender. Maybe a little citrus. You know the typical spa assortment. It smells very familiar. Childhood back to Catholic grade school familiar. This isn't just Sunday church smell it's old school - not every church smells this way any longer. It's mostly reserved for the grand ...

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Trump, Hillary, Johnson or Stein -- which presidential candidate do you agree with most?

Date: 07/31/2016

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Where do you stand on the issues of 2016? With Hillary Clinton now the first woman to be nominated by a major party to be President of the United States, and the general election presidential campaign in full swing, it's time to get serious about who to support for what is arguably the most serious job there is. ISideWi ...

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The Truth About Catholic Divorce Statistics

Date: 07/25/2016

No Catholic wants to become a divorce statistic. People marry because they believe they will defy the odds. Why else would they challenge not only Catholic but overall divorce rates? They do this because they believe in true love. They believe in the Sacrament of Matrimony. They believe that God is the author of marriage and that 'what therefore God has joined together, let no man put asu ...

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"The Innocents" in theaters + Chonda Pierce gets real on Dove Channel and in doc "Laughing in the Dark"

Date: 07/01/2016

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. At the movies : The Innocents which open in theaters today. I've been hearing a lot of good things about th is one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go63ZVVwivI Synopsis: Warsaw, December 1945: World War II is finally over, and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a pani ...

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All Praise the Women of Menopause

Date: 06/15/2016

By Sharon Mesmer (Article first appeared in the NYTimes online on 2/11/16, and in the Sunday Review print edition 2/14/16: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/11/all-praise-the-women-of-menopause/?_r=0 ) For some women, menopause is no big deal. Some say they barely notice it. My mother, long ago, described her menopause this way: “My periods just started gettin’ lighter and lighter ...

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Largest Mass "Shooting:" No, Second Deadliest Act of Islamic Terror

Date: 06/13/2016

Within hours of the Orlando massacre that occurred early Sunday morning, veteran academic and prolific writer Mary Grabar predicted on her Facebook wall that “liberal pundits” would soon enough be “linking the Orlando shooting [at a gay nightclub] to other instances of homophobia, such as Harvey Milk and the Stonewall riots.” The Public Broadcasting System (PBS), continued Grabar, would get busy ...

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