Tim Shaughnessy is a cradle Catholic who began to take his faith seriously after meeting his then-Baptist future wife. She is now the wonderful Catholic mom to his two sons (and another baby on the way). Tim has undergraduate degrees in economics and political science, and a Master’s and Ph.D. in economics. He teaches economics at the undergraduate and graduate level, and is a faculty advisor for the campus Catholic student organization.
I should be grading instead of blogging right now, but a deadline’s a deadline, and you know how bosses can be. Two etymological tidbits jumped out at me recently. The first was an article in the Register about Governor Jerry Brown in California siding with the Bishops in vetoing a bill that would expand the statute […]
Though it appears this is an old story, for some reason I recently read the near-death experience of Father Jose Maniyangat. After a motorcycle accident, Fr. Jose was led by his guardian angel to visit heaven, with pit stops in hell and purgatory. Hell was filled with people screaming and fighting, others being tortured by demons. The […]
Just to be clear, I believe God exists. Given that our culture is increasingly becoming antagonistic toward theism in general and Catholicism in particular, it seems necessary that believers be equipped to argue why they believe. I’ve said why I do, and there are plenty more arguments that I believe strongly suggest that God exists. […]
Unless it’s God, it’s probably not as important as you think it is. –me We are supposed to be in the world but not of it. While I am not sure where the anthropological line is, this seems to mean that we must love our fellow man but should have a default skepticism of the […]
Most religious folk seem to like both jobs and laws. Jobs put food on the table and allow us to partake of the dignity of labor. Laws keep society from going berserk. Most religious folk, therefore, seem to really like laws that supposedly protect or promote jobs. If your average Christian (or, dare I say, the […]
Forgive me for quoting myself, but I posted this as my facebook status at about 1:15 am the other night: My kids occasionally drive me crazy but mostly keep me sane. I assume this is a common feeling among parents. The first half of the statement is taught as gospel by secular society, which views […]
Thursday’s Office of Readings contained this from Psalm 90: Our span is seventy years or eighty for those who are strong. Forgive me for bragging, but my grandma was really strong. Maxine Leona Schwalm passed away on Wednesday, a few days shy of her 90th birthday. People say they have many fond memories of their departed loved ones; I […]Click here to read more articles from Tim...