Tag Archives: Ross Douthat

Catholic? Why?

Quotes from the article that follows:

Freely to assent to truth is the heart of what it means to be civilized.
A human order is built on fidelity to tradition and principle.
While there are signs of life in various places in the … Continue reading

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R.J. Snell reviews @DouthatNYT book about Pope Francis and his pontificate

At Public Discourse, R.J. Snell (director of the Center on the University and Intellectual Life for the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, NJ) looks at Ross Douthat’s recent book for the 5th anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Francis.
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Wherein Fr. Z agrees with Fishwrap’s @MichaelSWinters … but…

The other day retired liberal SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stevens issued an op-ed in Hell’s Bible in which he argued for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment.
I’ll get to MSW in a moment.  Bear with me.
A writer for the WaPo, … Continue reading

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Rex and Douthat on the edges and contours of the “Francis Effect”

At First Things, there is an essay cum review by Richard Rex (professor of Reformation history at Cambridge ) of Ross Douthat’s recent book: To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism
I wrote about Michael “Wile E. Coyote” Winters’ … Continue reading

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Fishwrap’s Wile E. Coyote v. @DouthatNYT and his new book for Pope Francis’ 5th anniversary

shocking, absolutely shocking
unhinged
lunatic fringe
unhelpful admixture of bias and ignorance
binary simplicity of his theological analysis
a 7-year-old’s paint-by-numbers drawing with the collection of the Louvre (followed by, incredibly, “I do not exaggerate”.)
Coarse and hoary!
myopic
unsourced
tendentious
grotesque
unbalanced
disgrace

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BOOKS RECEIVED: @DouthatNYT on state the Church under Francis (terrific) – John Rist in Reading Augustine series (a scream)

John Rist is one of the best working scholars on Augustine and writers on ethics in the world.   His books are fantastic, but they are hard.
Who is this guy?  HERE  He was also one of my profs in Rome.
Rist sets … Continue reading

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Good summary and analysis of @DouthatNYT v. @MassimoFaggioli

Last week I attended an event at Jesuit-run Fordham University (hereafter F.U.), billed as a debate between Ross Douthat of the NYT (aka Hell’s Bible) and uber-lib Massimo “Beans” Faggioli of Augustinian-run Villanova (a committed “New catholic Red Guard”), about … Continue reading

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Douthat on The End of Catholic Marriage

I’m out and about and so can’t do more than point you in the direction of Hell’s Bible (aka NYT) where the redoubtable Ross Douthat has written more about the Great Matter of what’s up with the Church’s teaching on … Continue reading

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DOUTHAT: “a distinctive late-Marxist odor”

At the NYT (aka Hell’s Bible) Ross Douthat has a reaction to Pope Francis at the new Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia.
In the first part, Douthat sets up that while in most world religions there has been a split between orthodox … Continue reading

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Ross Douthat explains the situation to liberal ‘c’atholic academics.

Ross Douthat is not lying down and letting the effete liberal catholic academic mafia kick him.
He has declared war.
Rather, perhaps he has openly stated that a state of war does in fact exist – he didn’t start it – and that he, for … Continue reading

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VIDEO Ross Douthat on the Crisis of Conservative Catholicism

Ross Douthat is now the target of snark by liberal catholics even though he writes for Hell’s Bible (aka New York Times).
Ross recently gave a talk at Erasmus Address gathering sponsored by First Things.  It is a must view talk. You might not … Continue reading

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Winters attacks

Michael Sean Winters of the National Schismatic Reporter brought a smile to my face today!
Winters is primarily reacting to Ross Douthat’s recent piece HERE.  Douthat commented in his piece on those who are more traditional and how they see Pope Francis.
However, Winters … Continue reading

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Wm. Oddie on the upcoming Synod: no change in doctrine

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, William Oddie has his say about Card. Kasper, his odd notions about Communion for the divorced and remarried, the upcoming Synod and Pope Francis.
Read the whole thing HERE, but I can … Continue reading

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Ross Douthat on the dangerous redefinition of “freedom of religion”

In the Sunday edition of Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) there is a good op-ed by Ross Douthat.  I recommend his book: Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics.
Defining Religious Liberty Down
By ROSS DOUTHAT
THE words “freedom of … Continue reading

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Douthat’s NYT Op-Ed: Can Liberal Christianity Be Saved?

From Hell’s Bible, aka The New York Times:
OP-ED COLUMNIST
Can Liberal Christianity Be Saved?  [In this case I am in favor of euthanasia.]
By ROSS DOUTHAT
IN 1998, John Shelby Spong, then the reliably controversial Episcopal bishop of Newark, […who, if I recall … Continue reading

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