PowerLinks 02.13.14

February 13, 2014 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 02.13.14

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PowerLinks 02.12.14

Syrian Islamists Defecate in Church, Light Christian Man on Fire Raheem Kassam, Breitbart A new documentary short by the Journeyman.TV company operating out of the United Kingdom shows evidence of the targeting of Christians in Syria, and apparent fighting back in the north of the country. Continue Reading...

Science, Faith, and Our Place in The Universe

In Acton’s newly published monograph, Catholicism, Ecology, and the Environment, Bishop Dominique Rey explores the relationship between man and the created world. In the book’s foreword, written by Acton’s Director of Research Sam Gregg, Gregg summarizes the Catholic view of man’s relationship to created matter: Man is understood as intrinsically superior to the natural world. Continue Reading...

We Don’t Have a Poverty Problem, We Have a Dependency Problem

“There is no material poverty in the U.S.,” says the always-provocative Walter E. Williams. “What we have in our nation are dependency and poverty of the spirit, with people making unwise choices and leading pathological lives aided and abetted by the welfare state.” The Census Bureau pegs the poverty rate among blacks at 35 percent and among whites at 13 percent. Continue Reading...

Fr. Sirico on ‘How Charity Can Be Selfish’

Forbes contributor Jerry Bowyer recently interviewed Fr. Robert Sirico about PovertyCure and charity. Bower has split his interview into several parts and you can read the previous post here. In this section, their discussion focuses on “Bad Almsgiving:” Jerry: “Charity can be selfish, can’t it?” Fr. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.11.14

Is The LEGO Movie The Most Subversive Pro-Liberty Film Ever? Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist “The LEGO Movie” isn’t just pro-business. It’s also about the importance of hard work, creativity, ownership, innovation and human dignity. Continue Reading...

Swedish Researcher Says Culture Matters for Innovation

West Michigan is welcoming a new researcher to the area, and Dr. Stefan Jovinge says that culture matters a great deal for incubating innovation. Jovinge, previously of Lund University in Sweden, is one of the world’s foremost scientists investigating the ability of cardiac cells to repair themselves, and he’s joining the Van Andel Institute and at the Spectrum Health Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute in Grand Rapids. Continue Reading...