6.7
Let’s Have A Better Culture War

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“A tradition . . . takes a physical activity and infuses it with enchantment.”

As my Jesuit friend Michael Rossmann said about this piece, “Catholic teaching brought to you by The New York Times.” Read it from David BrooksLet’s Have A Better Culture War. Want to put the spiritual and moral implications of your life front and center?

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5.2
David Brooks on Sin, Augustine, and the State of His Soul

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“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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6.4
The Way to Produce a Person

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working on wall street David Brooks writes in The New York Times about a young man’s decision to work on Wall Street so that he can give lots of money away. Brooks warns against seeing one’s life in utilitarian or consequentialist terms. He writes, “Instead of seeing yourself as one person deeply embedded in a particular community, you may end up coolly looking across humanity as a detached god.” Read it here: The Way to Produce a Person

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