Catholic World Report
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By James Kalb
In order to maximize control, the social justice/social services state must minimize man. What can be done?
By James Kalb
Complex thought requires a balance between the particular and the universal, the changing and the changeless, and it cannot survive too much diversity...
By James Kalb
Abolishing stable and determinable meanings results in power in the service of desire becoming the source of what must be treated as reality
By James Kalb
America is not a system of beliefs but millions of people living together, so rejecting some beliefs now treated as official is not rejecting America
By James Kalb
The Church's mission is to proclaim the truth about man and the world—a mission which comes ahead of political alliances for limited goods that are qu...
By James Kalb
The thing most needed for independence from an all-pervasive this-worldly system based on career, consumption, and electronic distraction is a concret...
By James Kalb
The law that the Church becomes weak by pursuing worldly influence and strong by giving herself to truth offers hope for the future
By James Kalb
Today’s politics has no place for legitimate authority based on higher standards, so power must base itself on Choice, otherwise known as the Triumph ...
By James Kalb
A basic reason people today don’t accept nature as a guide is that they see it as essentially mindless
By James Kalb
The need for a sacred focus makes culture war inevitable when there are enough people who disagree strongly on the exact nature of that focus
By James Kalb
Contrary to what many people believe, no society can maximize free choice and all societies involve some sort of compulsion
By James Kalb
Progressives and traditionalists tend to approach moral decisions with differences in basic understandings of man, society, and the world.
By James Kalb
We are all, faithful Catholics and secular humanists alike, members of the faith-based as well as the reality-based community
By James Kalb
To deal with the current situation we must abandon comfort, mediocrity, and the habit of blurring our views on fundamental issues
By James Kalb
Egalitarian technocracy is an imposing challenge, but it has serious weaknesses that must be used against it
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