Is the Internet Killing Religion?

A provocative and much discussed article in the MIT Technology Review, “How the Internet is Taking Away America’s Religion” reviews an analysis by the computer science professor, Dr. Allen B. Downey, suggesting that there is a connection between the introduction and rapid expansion of the Internet and a concurrently steep increase in those claiming no … [Read more…]

The Doctor Is In

 THE DOCTOR IS IN I wrote this piece in celebration of the feast day of Saint Thomas Aquinas. This great thirteenth century Dominican friar was a man who reflected deeply about life His reflections highlight that greatest of the cardinal virtues, that of wisdom. Wisdom, or prudence as Saint Thomas might have put it, means … [Read more…]