Best of the Web ~ Catholic + Beer Edition

CATHOLIC BEER CLUB ~ Changing the world through beer, conversation, and community. BREW EVANGELIZATION: The Ongoing Renaissance of Monastic Beer by Dr. R. Jared Staudt at Catholic World Report ~ Many links to current monastic breweries and an update on the author’s earlier report. “THE OFFICIAL CATHOLIC BEER BLESSING” from the Rituale Romanum featured at The …

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Dinner with Socrates, No. 9 ~ Conservationists of Custom

Reading: “Ten Conservative Principles” by Russell Kirk (excerpt) Overview: Russell Kirk helped define the very meaning of conservatism as an author, essayist, and critic.  In a speech he delivered in 1986 he articulated ten principles of the conservative, though, he preceded the list with the claim that conservatism isn’t so …

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Dinner with Socrates, No. 8 ~ Herd Much?

Reading: “Live Not by Lies” Alexander Solzhenitsyn Overview: I was brought to this essay by Solzhenitsyn by way of the essay ofPatrick Deneen at First Things as commented upon by Rod Dreher at the American Conservative, both written in response to the recent imposition of “gay marriage” upon the land in the Obergefell v. Hodges …

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