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Catholic World News : The Business Model

Much of my frustration in the past couple of years as a newly ordained priest stems from the fact that I seem to be coming very late into a sea change in the church in the U.S. It's as if there were a great political convention, and I didn't arrive until after the principal candidate and the running mate were already nominated, and I knew from that that the party was headed for disaster in the real world.

Jesus the Radical

Oswald Sobrino has it right. Jesus was not one to wisper sweet nothings in people's ears. Check out "Catholic AnalysisCatholic Analysis: Jesus the Radical" for a pretty good summary of Jesus' real teachings.

Product placement in "Narnia" rendition

Rich Leonardi has his finger on an example of pagan philosophy "product placement" in the new Disney version of C.S. Lewis' classic tale. Check out "Ten Reasons: Say it ain't so."

The Media Monoculture

Writing in Catholic Exchange (and also in The Wanderer, James K. Fitzpatrick discusses The Media Monoculture. He harks back to a critique of media and juridical left-wing bias that appeared in the New York Times under the title, "An Elite Affiliation," an article written by John Tierney. The point of this discussion is that both the media and law schools are embedded in a self-perpetuating and homogeneous political culture, a monoculture, to use Fitzpatrick's phrase.


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