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Agrarian Hypocrisy and the Evils of Distributism

One thing that has amused me in these first three years of FPR’s existence is the tendency of some readers to single out one...

Electing Beaver: The Politics of Place in the Public Square

“The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what he saw in a plain way...

There’s No Place Like Home

Absent is the self-examination of the person in the mirror and how we exchange with loved ones around the dinner table. Forgotten is how to live a life more thoughtfully, with reverence and veneration to community and creator.

Sitting Inside a Mountain

Breaking free from the voices, soundtrack, machinery, and plastic of consumption and advertising gives an individual the opportunity to consider questions and ideas that the world outside St. Raymond’s continually beats into the ground.

Pure football?

Is there any difference now between college ball and the NFL?

The Statute of Limitations has Passed

They never quite got it when they asked me if I was “going home for Christmas” and I replied, “I live at home.”

Cabrini Dreams

“You go two blocks one way, you're in public housing. You go two blocks the other way, you're at Banana Republic."

What is American?

While there is much work to be done and there are no guarantees of success, we don’t have to look far for the foundations upon which to build. They are all around us.

Place

Will I die here? I don't know. I have tried living away from here and it does not work.

The Ties that Stretch and Bind

Many a time, I have seen my friend doting on his little seven-year-old half brother, picking him up from school, cooking for him, and keeping his classmates’ junk food at bay. Staying abroad and settling into some sort of upwardly mobile immigrant comfort would go against the grain of years of habit.