Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Video on OR

Georgia Tech Professor David Goldsman's video about operations research. Hat tip: Punk Rock Operations Research.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Anointing of the Sick

Article about the purpose of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. The bottom line:
The fact that the sacrament is intended to provide “great confidence in the divine mercy” and help to “bear the trials and hardships of sickness” suggests one is dealing with a truly grave illness that at least potentially could lead to death, even if death does not occur.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Religious Liberty: The Origins

George Weigel on the Catholic origins of religious liberty, especially in the United States.
From Thomas Aquinas to Robert Bellarmine to the Anglican divine Richard Hooker; then from Hooker to John Locke to Thomas Jefferson: That’s one plausible intellectual roadmap to the Declaration and the First Amendment.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Joe Herrmann day (1982)

December 3, 1982, was officially Joe Herrmann Day in Dade City and San Antonio, Florida. For the rest of the story, see this copy of the article in the Pasco News.