philosophy

From Under the Rubble…Old School Friends

By Christopher Manion / April 21, 2014 /

In the Rubble’s constant effort to cull unnecessary stuff, a brief student paper saw the light of day for the first time since the pre-Woodstock era. It summarized the much younger Rubbler’s first impressions after reading about friendship in Aristotle’s Ethics almost 50 years ago. An excerpt: The foundation of the best society is one…

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Catholic Schools–What’s the Point?

By John M. DeJak / July 13, 2013 /

There is an old anecdote that, in one form or another, could be uttered by Catholic school students of a certain generation. It is the old story of Sr. Mary telling her second graders that: “If God stopped thinking about you even for a second, you would cease to exist.” I know that I’ve heard…

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From Under the Rubble…Les Faux Femmes

By Christopher Manion / December 8, 2012 /

“Michelle Obama to receive a Grammy!” “Hillary in 2016!” “Michelle a favorite for Illinois Senate Race!” It never ends. It’s amazing how these anti-family heroines can sashay down the Capital’s Catwalks, pretending that they “earned it” – when in fact they rose to fame not on their competence (dubious at best) but clinging to their…

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From Under the Rubble…Change You Can Believe In

By Christopher Manion / October 19, 2012 /

Change You Can Believe In “The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Idylls of the King These are dark days for Christendom. The “old order changeth” indeed. Today the Rubble looks at one side of “change”;…

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