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  • 23 Apr 2014
    Russian Easter
    Call this a drinking with the saints post, if you will. On the first Sunday of Easter ("Easter Sunday" or "Resurrection Sunday", I you'd prefer) I have for the past few years got together with a good friend of mine--a fellow catechist for the St. Louis......
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  • 07 Mar 2014
    What I’ve Been Up to Lately
    Besides not blogging here, what have I been up to lately?--1--Well, my daughter tuned 1 late last month, so there was a birthday party. It was largely a family affair, which is still large enough a gathering that it was difficult to get much more than ......
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  • 09 Oct 2013
    Student Artwork: When Velociraptors Attack!
    Here are this semesters (best) submissions to the "draw a velociraptro/story" contest (also known as quiz 5, bonus question). First, the previous question, which i steal from XKCD:Note that there is a sketch of a velociraptor on this question for compa......
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  • 05 Aug 2013
    Blogging Withdrawals
    A few people ahve told me that they really miss my stuff here. Also, based on the number of hits I was getting daily (~400 according to Google, not impressive but respectable), it seems that I had established at least some readership here. I hate to le......
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  • 19 Jul 2013
    Seven Quick Takes Friday (v. 65): Missive on Moving
    --1--My wife and I are looking to move to somewhere else in Austin, mostly because our rent is going up yet again. Three years ago when we moved into these apartments, the rent was $750/month. When our lease is up in September, the rate will go...
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  • 18 Jul 2013
    Rant: Christians, Atheists, and Turing Tests
    Leah Librisco is continuing her rather intriguing "Ideological Turing Test," which has Christians pretending to be atheists and atheists pretending to be Christians, and readers of all stripes attempting to guess which is which (the Christians also write Christian responses, the atheists atheist responses). I still consider 
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  • 18 Jul 2013
    Promiscuity and Absence
    "The incidence of casual sex is inversely proportional to the strength of attachment you experienced in childhood. The less attachment you had as a kid to your parents, the more likely it is that you will exhibit promiscuous behavior in adolescence. T......
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  • 18 Jul 2013
    Definitions and Exclusions, Funny How That Works
    We as Catholics can defend marriage without being discriminatory because, first of all, nothing in our definition is about “exclusion” in the pejorative sense. Rather, oddly enough, our definition of marriage acts as a definition. Definition is perhaps a form of exclusion, but to say that it’s a form of...
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  • 18 Jul 2013
    Quick Quote: Monsignor Charles Pope on "The News"
    Monsignor Pope doesn't like the mainstram media much, either.
    The news does not really seem to be the news. Either it is advocacy journalism, or it is simply trying to peddle crisis and controversy or just showing how shallow and debased our culture has become. The...
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  • 18 Jul 2013
    Study Confirms: Catholics are Sexier (and Others Observations)
    A recent study found that devout (meaning, among other things, regularly practicing) Catholics have better and more frequent sex than well, than anybody, really:
    The notion that Catholics have better sex isn't a new one, especially coming from Catholics. In 1994, Andrew Greeley, a Catholic sociologist and...
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  • 17 Jul 2013
    Hook-up Culture and Vocation?
    Nice piece on the hook-up culture at the American Conservative. Two paragraphs are worth quoting here:
    "However, the modern American university does condition – and often change – students’ priorities. After young adults leave for college, many embrace vocational goals over relationship-centric lifestyles. While it may...
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  • 17 Jul 2013
    What’s Wrong with "Comprehensive" Sex-Education
    For one, it's too comprehensive. Once upon a time, it was more strictly biological. Now it's used a tool to complete the sexual revolution. The Public Discourse has a good take-down of modern sex-education, and how it traces its roots to a bunch of frauds and quacks (Kinsey,...
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