As another week comes to an end, this is your chance to top off your glass with a final helping of news, current events, and just plain interesting stuff that may not have made into the mainstream media. A chance to linger for a few more moments before we close the door on the week. Below are some links to articles, blogs, and miscellaneous happenings that caught my eye over the past few days. Sample what you like - I'll serve up more next Friday...
Busy week = short list...
Does the Government Work for Us, or Do We Work for the Government? - "The government fears trade because it can’t control it. The feds would do well to remember the historical truth that where goods and services don’t move freely, armies will; and where goods and services do move freely, armies don’t."
Catholic Social Teaching: My Thoughts On The Preferential Option for the Poor and Vulnerable - "There are many ways to do good but we are never permitted to do evil."
Underpopulation—The Real Problem - "More and more Americans are waking up to the fact that the UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) is involved with some of the most horrific population control programs the world has ever seen."
Obama's Catholic Strategy in Shambles - "Broadly applied, the HHS policy would amount to systemic anti-Catholic bias in government programs. And the provocation is one in a series."
ObamaCare and the Limits of Government - "Under our Constitution's system of dual sovereignty, only states have the authority to impose health and safety regulations on individuals simply because they are present. The Supreme Court has ruled many times that the Constitution denies to the federal government this type of 'general police power.'"
How can I learn more about the early Christian Fathers? - [Two books for suggested reading]
Does coffee break the Eucharistic fast? - [Interesting question; interesting answer.]
That Big Catholic Family Circus - "The question that seems to have been left unanswered in so many of the obituaries for Keane is quite basic: If this man’s values were at the heart of his art, then where did these values come from?"
How Does The Secular World View God? Analyzing a Remarkable Movie Clip - "...they are not so much rejecting God, as a caricature of God, a false and distorted picture of God, gleaned from selective reading of Scripture, and a selective and a distorted notion of the life of faith."
Feel free to add other links in the Comments section below...