Monthly Archives: September 2013

How Social Media Can Land You in Court




With the nearly ubiquitous use of Facebook, twitter, and other social media, the use of postings on such sites has invited their use in both criminal and civil litigation. The danger from such posts is accentuated by the lack of … Continue reading




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Thomas Merton’s Vision of 9/11




In 1947, the Trappist monk Thomas Merton wrote a poem that today seems painfully prophetic of the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York on September 11, 2001. Merton’s spiritual autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, which … Continue reading




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Religion in the Public Square: Catholics and The Eugenics Controversy




The issue of the extent to which religious discourse should be excluded from the public square has been and remains highly contentious in political philosophy. In this post, I argue that such discourse is a critical part of civic debate … Continue reading




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