Not sure how I missed this essay when it was first published, but I am reminded of how far above the average cultural critic Leon Wieseltier is yet again in reading this takedown of Alain de Botton's call for a "Twitter sabbath." Just brilliant.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York gave an interview to two students at Fordham, Michael Menconi and Ken Ochs, in which the students asked him about the ethical questions young people have. The cardinal's opening response, calling for young people to cultivate the virtue of generosity, shows +Dolan at his best.
The Mississippi Republican primary last night threw another monkey wrench into the narrative about the Tea Party. Two weeks ago, when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary contest to a Tea Party opponent, the storyline was that the Tea Party is back. Now, with incumbent Senator Thad Cochran winning narrowly against Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel, the establishment is back.
Michael Sean Winters is having computer troubles, so he is taking the day off. He'll be back tomorrow, hopefully with a computer that works.
Mozart's classic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein. How better to celebrate Corpus Christi?
In another sign that the "seamless garment" is making a comeback, Bishop John Wester tells Utah lawmakers that if they do not vote to expand Medicaid, they are not truly pro-life. Bravo to Bishop Wester. (h/t Rocco.)
Last week, I twice considered the issue of the Church’s stance on issues relating to same-sex marriage, first about the forthcoming non-discrimination rule coming from the White House and, second, about Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s appearance at a rally organized by the thoroughly partisan, thoroughly pernicious National Organization for Marriage.
Over at "On Faith," Robert Christian joins the conversation about Catholics and libertarianism and their intrinsic incompatibility.
Over at RNS, Mark Silk looks at the Professor Dajani case, the outcry over the opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" and what it all means for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone spoke at a rally organized by the National Organzation for Marriage yesterday. His appearance there provoked controversy even before the event happened, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging the archbishop, who is also he local ordinary in Sam Francisco, not to attend the event.