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Suicide Leaves Nothing Behind, Ctd

The long-running thread gets another story: I just read the psychotherapist’s take on the selfishness of suicide and would like to chime in with my own experience. My daughter was 16, and we had been going through several years of wildly uncontrolled behavior on her part. I came home one evening to find she had […]

A Note To Our Readers

Just a request for your patience as we figure out the future. And to thank you personally for the overwhelming love and support in the in-tray these last few days. I didn’t have the courage to read the avalanche of emails until yesterday, and I was blown away by your support for my decision to […]

Clearly A Cult

Logan Hill reviews Alex Gibney’s latest film, Going Clear, which got a standing ovation at Sundance last week: Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, The Armstrong Lie) powerfully adapts many of the most devastating accusations from Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright’s book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. First-hand sources, including Best […]

The Race Without Romney

Walker, Paul, and Huckabee sit atop a very early Iowa poll: Andrew Prokop calls Romney’s exit “great news for Scott Walker.” But Tomasky is unimpressed by the Wisconsin governor: I finally sat myself down and watched that Scott Walker speech from last week that everyone is raving about. If this was the standout speech, I […]

Quote For The Day

“Democracies don’t need agreement. They do need tolerance of disagreement. The politically engaged — progressives and conservatives alike — mock the disenchanted majority for asking, “Why can’t we all just get along?” In one way, they’re right: Politics divides, and it should. Show More Summary

Busted With An Eggcorn, Ctd

The Dish thread that keeps on giving: As a tyke in the 1940s, I often heard grownups talking about a very bad foreign man named – unless my ears deceived me – Hair Hitler. I had seen newsreel footage of this fidgety fellow with his unruly mop flopping about, so it never occurred to me […]

Face Of The Day

A competitor wades through the water during the Tough Guy Challenge at South Perton Farm in Wolverhampton, England on February 1, 2015. By Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

Intelligent Design 2.0? Ctd

Earlier this month we featured a number of critiques of Eric Metaxas’ assertion that recent developments in our scientific understanding of the universe points to the existence of God. Theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss lays into Metaxas as well, asserting that his arguments about the improbability of any planet meeting all the criteria for supporting […]

Introducing “A Memorable Form Of Love: An Interview With Spencer Reece”

Dish literary editor Matthew Sitman writes: This fall I had the pleasure of sitting down with the poet and priest Spencer Reece to record a long interview about his work teaching English, by way of poetry, to the girls who live at the Our Little Roses orphanage in San Pedro Sula, Honduras – a place […]

Burke Across The Pond

Reviewing Drew Maciag’s Edmund Burke in America, Bradley Baranowski details the complicated reception of the British statesman’s ideas on this side of the Atlantic: While the goal is to say something about the national visions Americans have held, Maciag does illuminate much about how Burke’s ideas fared in the new world. Today most of us […]

Quote For The Day II

“For many folks, what’s most terrifying about death is the ending of their own being. Each of us is, naturally, at the center of a remarkably vivid life. We’re center stage in our own dramas of love and hardship, victory and defeat. The idea that it could just end, that we could just end, evokes […]

Thomas Merton At 100

Yesterday marked he Trappist monk and author’s centenary birthday. James Martin, a Jesuit priest, describes Merton’s spiritual autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, as a revelation to his younger self: First published in 1948, Merton’s beautifully wrought story of a rather sad childhood, lonely adolescence and wild young adulthood, all of which led to a dramatic […]

A Poem For Sunday

“Then Abraham” by Jean Valentine: Then an old man came down out of the thicket, with an axe on his shoulder, and with him two people made out of light –one a blameless son, the other like a Vermeer girl, on their way back down with the old man. Still, all the history of the […]

A Blogger Breaks Free: Your Reactions, Sunday Edition

Sundays aren’t everyone’s favorite day of the Dish week, but many readers have written in expressing their dismay at the prospect of seeing it go. One implores: Please consider continuing the “Sunday Dish”. The philosophical and religious discussions are unique, accessible, and my personal favorite part of the blog! Another was irritated at first, but […]

Malkin Award Nominee

David Edward spots this lovely nugget from right-wing Christian commentator Todd Starnes: “I’m no theologian,” Starnes opined. “But I suspect Jesus would tell that God-fearing, red-blooded American sniper, ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant for dispatching another Godless jihadist to the lake of fire.’” Starnes said that he longed for the days when Hollywood […]

Putting Worship First

Kazimierz Bem asserts that service, though vital, can’t be all that the Church is about: The endless call for more volunteers, more mission projects, more social justice, more calls to action will sooner or later exhaust our members and us. They will come, join us for one project, and then burn out and leave us, […]

Quote For The Day

“The ethic of reverence of life constrains all, in whatever walk of life they may find themselves, to busy themselves intimately with all the human and vital processes which are being played out around them, and to give themselves as men to the man who needs human help and sympathy. It does not allow the […]

A Story About Building Something

Ellie Lee tells shares how she came to appreciate the essential role her father, an immigrant shopkeeper, played in his community: Learn more about the Moth here. Previous storytelling on the Dish here. Meanwhile, speaking of building something, here’s a look back at a post from January 2013 entitled “Is The Dish A Community?”: I […]

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