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The (Catholic?) Blair Doctrine

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair entered the Catholic Church in 2007, several months after leaving office and apparently many years after beginning a serious journey toward Her.  In reading accounts of his conversion I came across an interesting event during his tenure as PM that might have indicated, even back in 1999, that his Catholic formation regarding use of force was well underway. In April 1999 Blair had been invited to speak at the Economic Club of Chicago’s annual meeting, where he presented what became known as the “Blair Doctrine” of international community building including guidelines for warranted military

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Overcoming Unbelief

I ran across an interesting article this week, entitled “Why Atheists Change Their Minds: 8 Common Factors.” Based on our past discussions and personal experiences, we might have come up with several of these factors. More compelling are the quotes from well-spoken and intelligent atheists who have converted, and why. My personal favorite: C.S. Lewis on reading Chesteron and others and their impact on his faith: “A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.” My only quibble with this post is the reference to Lee Strobel’s The Case For Christ. While

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Another Catholic Site; Another Manly Catholic

Now I may sound like a Bible beater yelling up a revival at a river crossing camp meeting, but that don’t change the truth none. There’s right and there’s wrong. You got to do one or the other. You do the one and you’re living. You do the other and you may be walking around, but you’re dead as a beaver hat. – John Wayne as Davy Crockett I discovered The Catholic Gentleman blog via friends’ Facebook posts in the past week or so, and while I haven’t read enough there to endorse it wholeheartedly, I enjoy what I see

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