New Sherwood

Monday morning

On Mater et Magistra and the question of a just wage: Zippy, as usual, does the heavy lifting.


For Steve, Hilary, B. Nicolosi, et al: some sheltered Catholic families “engaging the culture”.


Dr. Anthony Esolen on “finding the masculine genius”.


Quotidian Online: an amusing site in a class by itself.


I meant to mention this a long time ago, but Saint Cecelia Classical Productions needs a volunteer coordinator for the West Coast. Please contact them if you know someone who might be interested!


The signs of the times are not encouraging: see here (caution: language) and here for examples of our culture’s upside-down priorities. H/T Hilary White and Rod Dreher.


August 26, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Jeff-which is the story in Ingrams you link to “engaging the culture”?


    Comment by Jim Curley | August 26, 2008 | Reply

  2. It’s the “Between the Lines” editorial by Jack Cashill titled “Saving the Economy One Fat Kid at a Time”. I guess there is no direct link. Sorry about that! You’ll appreciate the article.


    Comment by Jeff Culbreath | August 26, 2008 | Reply

  3. I changed the link to a post at Angelqueen with the whole article quoted.


    Comment by Jeff Culbreath | August 26, 2008 | Reply

  4. Outstanding article, Jeff!

    Thinking about the traditional parish where I attend Mass, I can honestly say obesity amongst the children is a non-issue…all of the children are homeschooled. I’d never really thought about it before. Is it any wonder that after 7 – 8 hours of going from bus, to desk, to bus, to mini-van with only 30 minutes of scheduled play time, that the majority of children are obese?


    Comment by Kimberly | August 26, 2008 | Reply

  5. Cashill reads like Chesterton, in some respects. At least his thesis on the family. I notice the same things in our parish. I have 4 children, 3 under the age of 6. All are well behaved. No obesity issues I can see. My son – 5 1/2 -wants to wear a tie to Mass, and recently purchased his own at a local thrift store. I am not a “tie-guy”, so this is an exceptional testimony to the power of our Traditional communities… and the whole concept of “Family” – the Catholic Family, as it was, and can be, even in tough times like these…. God Bless the Family!


    Comment by James | August 27, 2008 | Reply

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