Author Archives: Shaun Kenney

Open Thread: Convince Me

I would like to think myself to be a fair man.  Perhaps not always right — but at the very least, fair to others and willing to hear a decent argument. So here’s your chance to convince a #NeverTrump guy … Continue reading

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No One Cares About The RNC Convention

This 2016 election is quickly boiling down to whether or not the American electorate hates the status quo (and by extension, Hillary Clinton) enough to inflict upon it the persona of Donald Trump. That’s it. There is literally nothing else … Continue reading

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Your Two Minutes of Civilization

Courtesy of the Court of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, I give you the Pavana la Battaglia! Just to set the mood for the week.

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MacIntyre, Godot, And The Benedict Option

VLADIMIR: You have a message from Mr. Godot. BOY: Yes Sir. VLADIMIR: He won’t come this evening. BOY: No Sir. VLADIMIR: But he’ll come tomorrow. BOY: Yes Sir. VLADIMIR: Without fail. BOY: Yes Sir. (silence) — Samuel Becket, “Waiting For Godot” (1953) This is my problem with the … Continue reading

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Cardinal Sarah: Be Prophetic, Be Faithful, Pray

Cardinal Sarah’s remarks at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. this week are certainly making the rounds.  Of note, Sarah’s prescription for the ills of the modern age: Before such a distinguished gathering, I offer three humble suggestions. … Continue reading

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Crux: Fr. Rosica Condemns National Catholic Reporter

…just kidding!  Fr. Rosica is talking about Catholic bloggers: Both Rosica and his “Salt and Light TV” Catholic network in Canada have occasionally been targeted for on-line criticism, especially from conservative and pro-life Catholic organizations. The Internet, Rosica said, “can … Continue reading

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Noonan’s Call For Civility On Trump Falls Precipitously Flat

Peggy Noonan is perhaps the last of the great conservative thinkers and writers from the Reagan era, so her opinions carry a great deal of currency with me (and with others). On this, however, she is tragically wrong.  From the … Continue reading

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The Campion Option

Many innocent hands are lifted up to heaven for you daily by those English students, whose posterity shall never die, which beyond seas, gathering virtue and sufficient knowledge for the purpose, are determined never to give you over, but either … Continue reading

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Steel Magnificat: What Happened To The Pro-Life Movement?

I am not instantly familiar with Mary Pezzulo’s writing over at Steel Magnificat, but this seems to be making the rounds on social media.  To wit: For the record: I’m pro-life, and I denounce the misogynistic and hypocritical loons. I … Continue reading

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Your Fifty-Six Minutes of Civilization

Brought to you by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3, Op. 36:

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