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
May072015

That strange thing

Ron Srigley points out that one should look at one's humanity to understand the problem with the humanities.
Monday
May042015

Out of order

Davis Brooks on sin and other matters.
Thursday
Apr232015

God's philosophers

Some interesting pieces by James Hannam on the relationship between the birth of modern science and Christianity.
Monday
Mar232015

Bigger than life

G.K. Chesterton is being considered for canonization.
Monday
Feb232015

Expecting someone to visit

A new biography of Vaclav Havel.
Monday
Feb162015

Unlimited, eternal happiness

An interview with Michel Houllebecq.
Thursday
Feb122015

Giving oneself away

A conference in Rome on Card. Danielou.
Tuesday
Feb032015

Teach or perish

Jacques Berlinerbrau" on the self-inflicted doom of college professors.
Monday
Feb022015

A man of his time

Eamon Duffy on recent attempts to depict Thomas More as a dangerous fanatic.
Tuesday
Jan202015

A revival?

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry on Christianity in France.
Saturday
Jan172015

Asking questions

Leon Wieseltier on resisting post-humanism.
Wednesday
Jan142015

Lost Identity

The two striking features of this interview with Alain Finkielkraut are the superficiality of the questions and the profound sadness of the answers.
Wednesday
Dec312014

In His image

Dietrich von Hildebrand's memoirs of his fight against Nazism have been re-published.
Thursday
Dec252014

Identity or belonging?

Small acts and behaviors can certainly be pedagogical but "Catholic identity" is first of all a matter of learning how to judge reality.
Tuesday
Dec232014

Longing

David Brooks confuses faith with religiosity, but he is right otherwise that it is impossible for humans not to be religious.