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.

Thursday
Oct122006

Professional Catholic

Rod Dreher has left the Catholic Church. His testimony is fairly tragic. It shows how Christianity can be reduced to an ideology on the conservative as much as on the liberal side, with devastating effects.

Wednesday
Oct112006

Desperate prayer

A review of the latest novel by Cormac McCarthy.

Monday
Oct092006

"No way out of it"

Martin Scorsese on his Catholic origins.

Monday
Oct092006

Old questions

This debate sounds interesting.

Sunday
Oct082006

Lingering infection

The tragic fate of Russia.

Sunday
Oct082006

Civilizational crisis

At least, when human societies face a breakdown, our youngsters do not go around raping and killing innocent rhinoceroses.

Sunday
Oct082006

Traditional religion

Someone taking a stand against power.

Saturday
Oct072006

Great couple

This ten-year old interview with the Genovese's is still worth reading.

Saturday
Oct072006

Secular megachurches

How to get rich by exploiting people's loneliness in order to create a cyber-mob.

Saturday
Oct072006

From scratch

This piece by Joseph Bottum is too long but does capture some important aspects of recent US church history.

Friday
Oct062006

Two worlds

Spiegel has a report from Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Friday
Oct062006

Keep the flame burning

A story in the NYTimes on the predicament of young evangelicals facing the onslaught of a nihilistic culture. It is hard when so much is predicated on individual will-power and enthusiasm. But, where is the Church?

Friday
Oct062006

Good luck

An update on the desperate attempts to rebuild college curricula in a context where there is no "university" because there is no unifying hypothesis.

Wednesday
Oct042006

No salvation from the UN

Few things magnify moral failures more than bureaucracies. More generally,certain idealistic people should learn from St. Augustine that usually states are just "larger scale robberies".

Wednesday
Oct042006

Dry humor

Some Brahms anecdotes.