Ecclesia et Civitas

Anti-Ideals, Anti-Theologies

November 30, 2017 James Kalb 9

The current intellectual, social, and political situation has been catastrophic for the Church. It is increasingly bad for secular society, where it is radicalizing divisions […]


Education and Civilization

August 7, 2017 James Kalb 11

Education is preparation for life. We are social, so its purpose is to prepare us for a good life in community. It affects the whole man, inculcates community ideals, and builds on what we already […]


The Benedict Compulsion

June 15, 2017 James Kalb 9

The ”Benedict Option” now receiving so much attention is rather different from anything pursued by Benedict of Nursia. Even so, there’s a family resemblance, since both have to do with closeness to God and a […]