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Is Depression the Greatest of All Sins? Aquinas’ Anthropology of Despair

What we call depression today has at least something in common with what ancient Christian writers used to call acedia: nobody knows exactly what it is. This is, however, probably insufficient to identify depression with acedia.  In actual fact, there seems to be a massive difference between what medical science believes to be depression and […]

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Why the Difference Between Mail-in Ballots and Absentee Ballots is Critical

The difference between mail-in ballots, which are sent to everyone, and absentee ballots, which must be requested in most states is key to understanding what the ruckus over the election is really about: There is a distinction between absentee ballots and mail-in ballots, which if you are not familiar with will help you understand what […]