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The Power of Festivity in Unfestive Times

The Power of Festivity in Unfestive Times

By Dr. Daniel McInerny
Download PDF You are very brave to sit down to read a piece by a philosopher on the theme of festivity.  We philosophers do not exactly have a reputation for spreading joy and the festive spirit. We can, in fact, be rather dull at parties, especially when we start...
The Scandal of Uneducated College Graduates

The Scandal of Uneducated College Graduates

By Dale Ahlquist
Download PDF A few years ago, a friend said to me: “At some point, everything becomes a TLA.” I admitted that I didn’t know what he was talking about. “What’s a TLA?” I asked. “Three Letter Acronym.” Although amused, I did not respond with: “LOL.” Of course, LOL had...
Is Catholic Ireland Dead?

Is Catholic Ireland Dead?

By Dr. Timothy O'Donnell
Download PDF Sadly, since this tragic vote was taken, the Irish government is now proposing draconian legislation, which not only will allow access to abortion throughout the land, but will also seek to force Catholic hospitals, physicians, nurses, and midwives to...
A Pilgrim on the Road of Life

A Pilgrim on the Road of Life

By Associate Justice Clarence Thomas
Download PDF 2018 Commencement Address at Christendom College It is an honor to be with these students. What a wonderful group. I looked around and I saw these statues and icons, the pictures of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, and I realized I was in a...
The Rhythm of Popular Music: Primitivist Slumming in a Machine Age?

The Rhythm of Popular Music: Primitivist Slumming in a Machine Age?

By Kurt Poterack
Download PDF The most interesting response to my Principles article, “A People without Melody,” was: “I get what you are saying about melody, but what about rhythm?” The person continued: “Certainly, there is a big emphasis on rhythm in popular music; wouldn’t you say...
A People Without Melody

A People Without Melody

By Kurt Poterack
Download PDF As a college music professor, I am asked from time to time by students what I think of this or that popular song or songwriter. Lyrics aside, I like to think that I can speak with some authority on the music itself, having a masters and doctorate in music...
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