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Ignatius Press at Forty

February 12, 2019 James V. Schall, S.J. 18

In a celebration in St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco this past November, the founders, staff, and several authors recalled the many books and initiatives that have poured forth from that dynamic and innovative source […]

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Technology or Tradition?

December 6, 2018 James Kalb 1

In the last couple of months I’ve discussed problems arising from over-reliance on technological ways of thinking, and suggested that our response as Catholics should emphasize things that such ways of thinking leave out—the Faith, […]

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Overcoming the Rule of Technology

November 20, 2018 James Kalb 6

In my previous column I discussed the modern tendency to identify rationality with observation, measurement, and technically-rational organization, all designed to achieve the goals of the actor. That is the technological approach to reason that’s […]

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On the Disappointed Catholic

November 9, 2018 James V. Schall, S.J. 3

To be disappointed about something means it did not live up to expectations, to some standard. A football or basketball team may not live up to its pre-season hopes. Disappointment implies that something which could […]