Joined: Feb. 26, 2012
Roman Catholic of Jewish background; Master of Philosophy turned homeschooling mother of eight. Freelance ttranslator, editor, writer, and bookseller. Studied at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts and later at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein. Happily married to Max Torres; happily settled, God willing, in unexotic Ann Arbor, Michigan after stints in Israel, Rome, Liechtenstein, and Barcelona. Ready to emerge from intellectual semi-hibernation with the impending maturity of my littlest boy, who has now attained the ripe old age of five.
Jul. 20 at 3:21pm | Comments: 18 | Most recent comment: Jul. 23 at 10:08am
Katie addressed immigration just the other day, and I wrote about it here last year. There’s plenty more to say, though. So much, in fact, that it’s worth mentioning some things I won’t be addressing here: I won’t be proposing an immigration policy. I won’t be evaluating the states of the souls of politicians who vote on immigration policy, parents who send unaccompanied minors across borders, adults who...
Jul. 13 at 9:59pm | Comments: 0
We were out of town this week, so we got to see how the other half lives—that is, people who aren't fortunate enough to belong to our home parish. At first, we enjoyed the variety. One priest preached about how great it is to be 70, because you can finally say whatever you like: what do you have to lose? It was a solid homily, even if it did include more about Lois Lerner and the IRS...
Jul. 3 at 11:59pm | Comments: 1 | Most recent comment: Jul. 4 at 9:35am
Last week, we took a look at the modesty wars. We identified a false alternative: either you fall into indifferentism on the subject or you’re obliged to go around trying (vainly and illicitly) to probe the intentions of other people’s hearts. There's got to be a better way. And there is. Katie and others have been urging that we take seriously the harm done by a fixation on externals, a tendency to see a woman as...
Jun. 26 at 1:48am | Comments: 50 | Most recent comment: Jul. 2 at 3:48pm
The modesty wars have been raging so long already that now we’re in the throes of a backlash against a backlash against a backlash (as Simcha Fisher put it the other day). First came a tendency, more Puritan than Catholic, to devise dress codes that micromanaged every centimeter of flesh from collarbone and kneecap, at least. They focused everybody’s attention firmly on the outside of the cup, the whited part of the sepulchre. ...
Jun. 19 at 2:55pm | Comments: 0
Very early in my writing career (that is, a couple years ago), I wrote a post called “Diversity: Reclaiming a Buzzword.” The term had been hijacked: reduced to a code word for relativism and indifferentism, with anti-patriotic connotations thrown in for good measure. And yet, it’s a perfectly good word. It should never have been ceded to people with as little imagination as the bureaucrats and politicians who use it the most. ...
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