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PowerLinks 12.19.13

The Twelve Days of Christmas Fr. Hans Jacobse, St. Peter Orthodox Church The traditions only make sense when they have the Gospel as their reference. Virtues lost: How it happened and why we can’t live without them Deirdre McCloskey, ABC Religion and Ethics The case can be made that a flourishing human life must show seven principal virtues. Continue Reading...

Community First! Helping the Homeless Through Community Development

In Austin, Texas, the organization Mobile Loaves & Fishes has started a new program for the homeless: Community First! a village of tiny houses and other small domiciles. Lee Morgan of the New York Daily News reported recently, A life of relative luxury awaits homeless people in Texas with the construction of a new gated neighborhood featuring a garden, drive-in theater and air stream motel. Continue Reading...

The Example of Mandela

Nelson Mandela united a nation in a common identity that binds South Africans, says Garreth Bloor in the first of this week’s Acton Commentaries, without a prerequisite of uniformity of opinion, ideology or ethnic affiliation. Continue Reading...

Reduce Inequality By Redistributing Innovation

Inequality in consumption used to be a matter of acreage. Throughout most of history, economic value was chiefly found in land or personal property. The divide between the rich and the poor was therefore between those who owned property and those who did not. Continue Reading...