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.

5 thoughts on “Monday morning

  1. 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.


  2. 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?


  3. 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!


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