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David Brooks on Sin, Augustine, and the State of His Soul

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David Brooks

“I now consider Augustine the smartest human being I’ve ever encountered.”

David Brooks recently described himself on NPR as “a believer.” Read the interview about his ongoing conversion in The Washington Post here: David Brooks on Sin, Augustine, and the State of His Soul

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Memorial of St. Ambrose of Milan

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St. Ambrose Ambrose was a scholar, a theologian and a musician. He was also a strong and fearless leader of his flock. He convinced the general Maximus not to invade Italy and he demanded that the Emperor Theodosius do public penance for allowing soldiers to kill innocent civilians. Learn more from our own Melissa Musick and hear one of his hymns after the jump:

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Why Most Men Aren’t Man Enough to Handle Web Porn

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Alain-de-Botton

Philosopher, author, and atheist, Alain de Boton writes in the Wall Street Journal about the dangerously addictive properties of internet pornography. He writes, “Only religions still take sex very seriously, in the sense of appreciating the power of sex to turn us away from our sincerely-held priorities. . . Religions may be mocked for being prudish, but far from it.” Read it here: Why Most Men Aren’t Man Enough to Handle Web Porn

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