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A Compendium of Bad Thinking: The Hedonism of Henry Sidgwick

Happy birthday, Henry Sidgwick!  Welcome to the Hedonism Hotel! I was poking around on-line the other day and I actually found a Jamaican resort which has as its claim to fame that “it’s the only resort where you can do what you want, when you want, in a way that you want.”  The adults-only, clothing-optional […]

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THE FRUIT OF HER WOMB: John Meets His Cousin for the First Time

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation, that day when the pregnant Mary travels from Nazareth to Bethany in the hill country to visit her older cousin Elizabeth.  Mary seeks support, advice, perhaps a shoulder to cry on—for she must have worried what people would think, seeing her condition.  Wouldn’t they be scandalized?  And […]

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“LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR” – THE CARITAS WAY?

What does it mean to truly love your neighbor?  Can you better show love by: (a)    Telling your neighbor what he wants to hear, or (b)   Telling him the truth, even if it’s going to cause some discomfort? Is it truly loving to: (a)   Give him whatever he wants, or (b)  Give him only those […]

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Help Needed! Flood Closes Pregnancy Center

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, Plans to give you a hope and a future. –Jeremiah 29:11

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WAIT, I WASN'T DONE! Orvieto Sights and Shops

Yesterday, I told you a little about Orvieto, the quaint Umbrian city that overlooks the Italian vineyards, like a diamond solitaire atop a precious ring.  But I wasn't done being effusive!  Orvieto is, in a way, a caricature of central Italy, a Disney-esque impression of an Italian city that's more… well, more Italian than the pope.  Here […]

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