Category Stories I’ve Found

Stories I’m Finding

I know many of you were looking at the story summary each week, and I want to let you know I haven’t stopped searching for interesting material.  The difference is now I’m posting interesting stories as I find them on my Twitter account that’s automatically linked to Facebook.  The reason I did this: it saves […]

Stories I’ve Found, 4/11/2014

Interesting stories I’ve found: Leah Perrault gives us some excellent observations in her post Shifting the Focus: Objectivification, Porn and the Longing for Belonging.  Her take on the main problem with porn is absolutely correct. Chris Steadman shares us an important question: what’s the biggest misconception about atheists? In every Ivory Tower, there’s a temptation […]

Stories I’ve Found, 4/4/2014

Interesting stories I’ve found: Is it all right to fight with God?  Pope Francis says there are times it’s the best way to pray, and tells us of the benefits we get by confronting God about the fulfillment of promise. Columnist Jonathan Merritt shares his struggle with childhood abuse and the insecurity that follows.  His […]

Stories I’ve Found, 3/28/2014

Interesting stories I’ve found: E. J. Donne of the Washington Post covers President Obama’s visit with Pope Francis this week.  A deep piece that calls us not to shoehorn our Pontiff into our particular political issues. Here’s the “official” report on that meeting from Whispers in the Loggia. Christopher Hale has an interesting idea for […]

Stories I’ve Found, 3/21/2014

  I’ve been on the road this week, however here’s some interesting stories I’ve found: A report on the vibrant Catholic life of the Philippines from John Allen, a recent visitor. The possible impact of the Russia/Ukraine conflict on the Orthodox Church.  The history is complex, and the dynamics need to be watched, especially if […]

Stories I’ve Found, 3/14/2014

Interesting stories I’ve found: John Allen chronicles stories from a new perspective, particularly one about Catholicism growing in the heart of the Muslim world. “Values are values. . .” Robert Christian relates Pope Francis’ problem with non-negotiable values: the implication that there are negotiable values. Here’s the introduction to Jim Martin, SJ’s new book: Jesus: […]

Stories I’ve Found: 3/7/2014

Interesting Stories I’ve Found: This story tells of the role of religion in the resurgence of Russia under Putin. It’s a dangerous blend, and needs to be looked at carefully: any nation launching a Holy Crusade must have its motives exposed and examined. Timothy Snyder tries to get the story right about the revolution in […]