Wednesday, March 23, 2005


A young protestor is arrested for trying to take water to Terri Schaivo. Tip: Southern Appeal The Ludwig Von Minses Institute reviews a new book, Catholic Intellectuals and Conservative Politics in America. Looks interesting:
Allitt's thesis is that during the 1950s American Catholic conservatives generally held a cohesive position, based on natural law. In politics, Catholic rightists favored a strongly anti Communist foreign policy and defended capitalism, although not in the pure form professed by libertarians. This group succeeded during the 1950s and early 1960s in securing for themselves a distinct place in American politics. But then disaster struck. The Second Vatican Council, with its attendant upheavals, fragmented American Catholicism. Accordingly, in the 1960s and 1970s the united front among Catholic conservative broke apart.
I'm too young and new to the faith to be able to comment much on Vatican II. I am curious about the subject, however. I suspect too much blame is put on Vatican II, but also suspect that it muddied the waters more than it needed to. National Review was very good yesterday: I have not had time to look this over, but Penitens offers us a link to guide to Catholic thought on end of life decisions. Penitens is also the host for this week's Catholic Carnival. Drudge reports Playgirl editor fired for being a Republican. This webpage claims to tidy up your difficult text and make good HTML. Bloggers take note!

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