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Ross Douthat
New York Times columnist, The Argument co-host, National Review film critic, author of To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism.
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Ross Douthat 14h
The republic has two emperors:
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Ross Douthat 14h
Replying to @DouthatNYT
Perfect listening for that long evening on the New Jersey Turnpike, or wherever your family pilgrimage will take you.
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Ross Douthat 14h
In which I defend Ralph Nader and and expose themselves as shills for the two-party duopoly. Also, Thanksgiving!:
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Wm. 18h
Prayer as a Political Problem
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Ross Douthat 18h
Kind of pathetic that Hollywood hasn't made a good Robin Hood since the one with the fox.
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Ross Douthat 19h
Amanda Hess reassesses Paula Jones:
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Ross Douthat 20h
Replying to @Vermeullarmine
I mostly think the plausibility of the Gelasian-dyarchic world-imperium turns on the plausibility of space colonization.
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Ross Douthat 20h
Replying to @Vermeullarmine
Pro-Mars colony or anti-space travel?
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Ross Douthat Nov 20
Secularism is weak.
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Ross Douthat Nov 20
Dear God I *am* the center of American politics:
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Ross Douthat Nov 20
Replying to @HeerJeet
Deservedly on this evidence.
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Ross Douthat Nov 20
All is proceeding as I have foreseen.
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Ross Douthat Nov 19
A reform that looks for ways to put more women in leadership roles seems to me to fall more into the former category; a reform that looks for ways to blur rules on divorce, the latter.
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Ross Douthat Nov 19
One possible way of thinking about adaptation: Are you adapting to something in the wider society that the church thinks is good, or that it thinks is bad?
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Ross Douthat Nov 18
Replying to @willmenaker
It's easy if you try.
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Ross Douthat Nov 18
Replying to @austeni
The fear is not universality per se but a universal solution that deliberately doesn't address a lot of the problems, because at least some ppl in Rome don't see, e.g,. bishops with lovers as a big problem.
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Ross Douthat Nov 18
Replying to @austeni
3. Finally arguments from figures like Fr/ Martin that gay priests should go public w/their orientation, and the (seeming) indifference of (some) liberals to priestly chastity when it's just consenting adults, are likewise seen as pointing toward a Gene Robinsonian destination.
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Ross Douthat Nov 18
Replying to @austeni
2. On the specific issue of the sex abuse scandal, calls for the church to consider married priests and female ordination are often couched as responses to the scandal -- and they are seen by conservatives as embodying a more Episcopalian vision of the priesthood.
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Ross Douthat Nov 18
Replying to @austeni
1. In the broad sense, as you know, conservatives fear that the logic of the Amoris debate/"synodality"/etc. points toward a latitudinarian papacy and national churches evolving away from one another on contested moral/doctrinal points.
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Ross Douthat Nov 18
Replying to @austeni
Yes, another sign of impasse is the inability to even understand the other side's anxieties.
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