“Spotlight” on the Big Picture

When Marty Baron, former editor of the Boston Globe, directed his Spotlight reporters “to focus on the institution,” he was quite laudably pursuing the big picture of clergy sexual abuse. But the big picture is exactly what the media has been missing now for more than fourteen years. For the big picture would recognize that, […]

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Oscar-Nominated “Spotlight” on Child Abuse

It’s no surprise that the movie Spotlight has been nominated for a best picture Oscar. The critics have been predicting big wins for the movie, and not without justification. It really is a terrific film in so many ways. But I am not writing about Spotlight to add one more glowing review, for I’m no […]

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The Rosary Journal Project

In my previous post, I talked about starting a new program here at New Walden that is intended to help improve our practice of the Christian faith. I’ve been planning to make a video to kick this project off, but that is taking too long to complete, so I will need to settle for a […]

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New Walden’s Mission

What America needs most desperately is a spiritual revival. This is the mission of New Walden. The name of our website comes from Henry David Thoreau’s famous book and so suggests that the Transcendentalists serve as an important inspiration for this mission. They play this important role not because they are any more infallible than […]

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