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IC on the Links

It might be a little quiet around the blog today -- the staff of InsideCatholic is heading out to our twelfth annual Lazarus Golf Tournament in Fairfax, VA, for a day on the links with friends of the site. (It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.) Feel free to make this an open [...]

Meeting the Sacred Heart

Yesterday was the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a traditional feast that goes back centuries. As a private devotion, it was commonplace by the sixteenth century and grew even more popular after a series of visions experienced by French visitation nun, Mary Margaret of Alacoque. Pope Pius IX made the devotion a feast [...]

Talk on “Catholics in Political Life Today”

I am pleased to report that I will be speaking about "Catholics in Political Life Today " with Ross Douthat and Melinda Henneberger on Wednesday June 2 at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. The man to thank for organizing the talk is Dr. John Breen of Mirror of Justice fame. I can hear [...]

TRAILER: New documentary exposes the education cartel.

This will be of interest to IC readers: Former television news producer and anchor Bob Bowden has created his first documentary -- a feature-length indictment of the education establishment. The Cartel has won both film festival awards and a long list of rave reviews. The trailer will certainly get your heart pumping: [UPDATE: Like a [...]

I once was LOST, and now I am found

Any other fans of LOST here?  Whad'ya think of last night's finale?  I'm still mulling it over.  I found it moving (not surprising, given the emotional investment I have in the characters after following them for 6 years), but it sure didn't resolve some loose threads - including some important ones, I thought: When did [...]

The iPad is a technological phenomenon -- a real game changer.  I got mine in the mail a few days ago and was immediately impressed by its true portability: It's a laptop replacement, no doubt about it. The basic genius of the device is that Apple has figured out the precise size, weight, and shape that [...]

My Ode to iPad

The iPad is a technological phenomenon -- a real game changer.  I got mine in the mail a few days ago and was immediately impressed by its true portability: It's a laptop replacement, no doubt about it. The basic genius of the device is that Apple has figured out the precise size, weight, and shape that [...]

Corporate personhood is an oxymoron

Should corporations be considered persons? Is personhood the same as citizenship? And is money a legitimate form of free speech? These are the questions I've been asking myself since reading the news of the Supreme Court's ruling on Thursday that corporations and unions are persons with free speech rights, therefore permitted to contribute as much money [...]

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