Tuesday, July 23, 2002

I guess I haven't ever left my email address on here. I would welcome rational debate and conversation! Its:
pensees@diarists.com

Thanks for any and all (or most) emails!

Tuesday, July 16, 2002

In an interview with National Review, Robert P. George discusses the four-year ban on cloning, and says, "If Congress enacts the proposed four-year moratorium, we will during that time have a national debate about the moral status of human beings in the embryonic stage of development. That is a debate I welcome." I too would welcome this debate. As a Catholic lawyer, (hopefully) trained in Catholic philosophy, I believe I could add to this debate. I hope that I have the opportunity to contribute during my law school years, through written and vocal actions.
Good morning! I have been pondering at various times during the year as to support for Isreal vs. support for Palestine. I don't think the two are incompatible. I support the creation of a Palestinian state. But I must wonder if the Palestinians support the creation of a Palestinian state. I have read about settlement after settlement whereby Isreal agreed to cede land to the Palestinians in return for cessation of terrorism, only to have violence continue. President Bush's recent calls for new Palestinian leadership have resonated in the society; I hope the fervor continues, and that the Palestinian people find a way out from under the gangster yoke.

Saturday, July 13, 2002

Happy Saturday, everyone! I went to confession this morning; nothing is better for the soul! Anyway, I read an article by Rod Dreher at National Review last night, here . It's definitely worth looking in to, especially if you're either Catholic or Orthodox.

Friday, July 12, 2002

Go Michael Novak! He has a moving article on the ACLU here, on National Review.

Thursday, July 11, 2002

Mike Potemra on National Review writes here that even conservative Catholics are looking towards Luther for solutions on how to reform the Church. Why not looks towards Jesus and St. Paul? Or for Catholic thinkers, how about St. Augustine or St. Thomas Aquinas? It seems to me that Martin Luther would be a particularly bad advocate on how to change a Church that he particularly disliked, to make an understatement.
Fr. Neuhaus of First Things has a great article here, First Things , which is worth reading.
Listening to 104.1 in DC this morning, the DJs hosted a "I don't get along with my (sibling)" call-in. A woman called in and spent about three minutes explaining how her sister couldn't get past a sibling rivalry in their youth, and how the sister was jealous that, "I am still single, and can do what I want without answering to anyone." She was almost ranting, and I thought to myself, "Do you even realize whom it is that cannot move past your youth? Do you have a beam in your eye?"

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Welcome to my inaugural blog. As I said earlier, I hope to make you think and consider some of the things that happen in everyday life. I cannot promise to be an excellent writer; I only hope to get my meaning across. As it stands, I work for a telecommunications company near our nation's capital. However, I will begin law school in the middle of August (hopefully improving my writing), and am quite excited at the prospect. Thank you for reading thus far, and enjoy my page.