Benedict XVI

Catholic Teaching and Global Political Authority

October 26, 2011
Devon, PA.  Peter Haworth has rightly drawn our attention to the new Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace document, “Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority.”  Much should be said in…
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A Tenancy of Will

Home is His Castle May 31, 2010
Your body’s yours, just as this poem is mine: to make, destroy—a tenancy of will, for every citizen and concubine.
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Personality, Conversion, and Being: On John Paul II’s “Fides et Ratio”

Brueghel The Fall of Icarus May 10, 2010
The Reader Objects!: If God is Personal and Loving above all, if the Christian believes reason is fundamentally preceded by what is revealed in Faith, then what grounds has the Christian for speaking to the non-Christian? What hope for meaningful dialogue have we if Caritas precedes and envelops all?
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The Culture of Atomic Eros and the Hatred of the Church

Benedict April 1, 2010
It is time to consider what the latest uproar against Pope Benedict XVI and the Catholic Church tells us about the state of our society. It is an ugly truth: the reordering of western society to the one imperative of sexual fulfillment. But, ultimately, to paraphrase T.S. Eliot, we shall die not of decadence but of boredom.
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Sex, Technocrats, and Technobrats

April 2, 2009
Devon, PA.  During the last few weeks, Patrick Deneen’s posts on Front Porch Republic have drawn our attention to the near identity of the deadly vices of greed and lust.  His effort has been to expose the manner…
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