The Construction of the Tower of Babel by Frederik van Valckenborch (Credit: The Catholic Thing)

Against Catchphrase Theology

. . .George Orwell warned of the dangers of imprecise language to the political health of a nation.  Fuzzy expression begets fuzzy thinking, which begets more fuzzy expression, & so on.  As Orwell writes, “As soon as certain topics are raised, the concrete melts into the abstract & no one seems able to think of turns of speech that are not hackneyed:  prose consists less & less of words chosen for the sake of their meaning, & more & more of phrase stacked together like the sections of a prefabricated hen-house”. . .

by Nicholas Senz,

of The Catholic Thing

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Communists Act Like Communists – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic
“With the Help of the State” – Fr. James V. Schall S.J., Crisis Magazine
Racism, the Flint Water Crises, & the Midterm Elections – Gene M. Van Son, Catholic Stand
The Funerary Rites of James II – Rick Yoder, The Amish Catholic
Jesuit Plantation Among Sites Discovered on Navy Lands in Maryland – John Burger, Aleteia
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The Cross of Absences – Paul Kniaz, Catholic Stand
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Praying for Those Who Have Died Is a Work of Mercy – Msgr. Charles Pope, Community in Mission
Do Transhumanists Need a Bill of Rights? – Michael Cook, Mercatornet
Customs of Martinmas – Shawn R. Tribe, Liturgical Arts Journal
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