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The Intelligent Farmer

September 21, 2017 Dr. Patrick Toner 3

Shawn and Beth Dougherty’s book The Independent Farmstead presents a philosophy of the farm, a philosophy which flows from Catholic social teaching and—delightfully, Thomistic metaphysics as […]

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A Catholic gun control agenda

February 22, 2017 Dr. Patrick Toner 0

The official gun-related teaching of the Catholic Church is not entirely clear.  There’s little doubt, however, about how the current hierarchy leans: they favor fewer guns in civilian hands.  (I’ve discussed this in a series […]