Nbr. 241, March 2014
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- 'He's been a bit naive,' wrote the editor on Pope Francis in the December Public Square, while admitting he's also been 'a bit astute.'.
- Our gifted assistant editor Matthew Cantirino, writing a comment in the margin of a manuscript he was editing, which came to me when he finished, asked what is it with conservatives and the use of the word 'robust.'.
- Between the religious belief in revelation and the secular rejection lies a popular middle ground, 'the spiritual world picture,' Ross Douthat explains in his New York Times column, using the Christmas story as an example.
- I have no opinion on climate change, formerly global warming, because I don't have time, much less the ability, to master the subject.
- The always useful website Get-Religion explained this with helpful details.
- What Douthat calls the secular picture offers a 'fusion of scientific materialism and liberal egalitarianism--the creche without the star, the shepherds' importance without the angels' blessing'.