Author Archives: Thomas

Commitment, Continuity, and Conversation

The particular spirituality of the Appalachian Riders For Our Lady is based on our three foundational principles of commitment, continuity and conversation in addition to the general Catholic evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, obedience and stability adapted to a lay … Continue reading

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On America

Growing up in the Shenandoah valley of Virginia, I absorbed a view of America forged by the Revolutionary War.  Since moving west I’ve come to consider that to be more a definition of what the United States is ‘not’.  What … Continue reading

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Two World Wars

Two World Wars: I respond to the rhetorical hyperbole of ‘Trump is Hitler’ with ‘No, Trump is Churchill’. See Sayet’s article on the culture war and Heiden’s article on The Darkest Hour.

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Speculative Execution and the Gospel

The recently publicized matter of security issues with modern computer CPU design is very interesting from a Thomist perspective, and in fact from  the viewpoint of any serious Christian philosophical perspective.  Now of course, existentially, the most important matter remains … Continue reading

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Nine Dylan CDs and One Song

The Times They Are A-Changin’ – 1964 John Wesley Harding – 1967 Blood on the Tracks = 1975 Senor – 1978 Trouble No More #1 – 1979 Trouble No More #2 – 1981 Oh Mercy – 1989 Dylan Unplugged – … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Historical Fact

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. This is the fundamental historical fact and it changes everything. Among other consequences, it changes the nature and significance of history and historical research in comparison to experimental science. Many people, both … Continue reading

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Five Early Doctors

Early Doctors of the Church The text below is from Wikipedia. Doctor of the Church (Latin doctor “teacher”) is a title given by the Catholic Church to saints whom they recognize as having been of particular importance, particularly regarding their contribution to theology or doctrine. … Continue reading

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