Paper Clippings The Blog of The Crossroads Cultural Center

Paper Clippings, more than a classical blog, is a service providing valuable reading material in order to help readers reach a judgment about current affairs. Comments and discussion are more than welcome.

Sunday
Sep032017

Mindful of what?

The problem with mindfulness is that if it is separated by the religious sense it just becomes another technique.
Saturday
Aug262017

Dumbification

Matt Taibbi on the media's responsibilities in the age of Trump.
Monday
Aug072017

What we really are

A column by Bruce Buff on artificial intelligence.
Monday
Aug072017

A crisis?

Some striking research on the effects of smart phones on young people.
Wednesday
Aug022017

Bad but important

Ross Douthat is not impressed by Civilta` Cattolica's grasp of the American situation.
Tuesday
Jul182017

Back to work

An essay by John Waters.
Thursday
Jul132017

Non sequitur

Charles Camosy points out that moral judgments never follow from medical facts by themselves.
Monday
Jul032017

Grow up

Chris Arnade on atheism and human suffering.
Wednesday
Jun212017

Disarming beuty

John Allen interviews Fr. Julian Carron.
Tuesday
Jun202017

European Germany

Fr. Edmund Waldstein on the death of Helmut Kohl.
Tuesday
Jun202017

"Science-based" thinking

A clear-headed column by Ben Domenech on the link between "global technocracy" and political polarization.
Thursday
Jun152017

Non valde boni

Elizabeth Bruenig on St. Augustine.
Friday
Jun092017

New Movements

These discussions are very significant for the future of the Church.
Tuesday
Jun062017

Perpetual 1960's...

fighting perpetual 1950's is a good description of much of progressive political culture in the US.
Sunday
Jun042017

The age of autonomy

Andrew J. Bacevich on the larger trends in our "non-society".