Ecclesia et Civitas

Equality and Catholicism

August 7, 2012 James Kalb 0

America has taken freedom and equality as her highest political goals, and her most basic problems have to do with that commitment and how it should be interpreted. Recent events have focused attention on changing […]

Ecclesia et Civitas

The Left, the Right, and Catholicism

July 9, 2012 James Kalb 0

Catholicism sees freedom as directed toward the good life, and fills in the details with its understanding of God and man. Liberalism likes to avoid big issues like God, man, and the good, because they […]

Ecclesia et Civitas

In the Middle of the Journey

June 14, 2012 James Kalb 0

The Church favors peace, and her basic concern—leading men to God—is not specifically political. For that reason, her approach to politics has generally been irenic. She urges the faithful to obey the law, respect the […]

Ecclesia et Civitas

Liberalism, Catholicism, and the Good

May 8, 2012 James Kalb 0

Many people today find it obvious that what’s good is getting what we want, justice is getting it equally, and social justice is an overall system that promotes those goals in every setting. If you […]

Sojourns with Schall

The Ryan Lecture

May 1, 2012 James V. Schall, S.J. 0

“Look, it is rare in American politics to arrive at a moment in which the debate revolves around the fundamental nature of America democracy and the social contract. But that is exactly where we are […]