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Ecclesia et Civitas

Religion, Liberalism, and Worldly Success

July 10, 2013 James Kalb 0

Why does it seem that orderly, prosperous, and well-run societies are usually less religious, but the less religious a society becomes the more disorderly it gets? The situation is complex, it’s hard to do comparisons, […]

Sojourns with Schall

The Encyclical on Faith

July 7, 2013 James V. Schall, S.J. 0

“There is no human experience, no journey of man to God, which cannot be taken up, illuminated and purified by this light. The more Christians immerse themselves in the circle of Christ’s light, the more […]

Ecclesia et Civitas

The Idea of a Catholic Society

June 3, 2013 James Kalb 0

At the close of the Second Vatican Council, Paul VI noted that the Council had displayed an unparalleled desire “to know, to draw near to, to understand, to penetrate, serve and evangelize the society in which she […]

Ecclesia et Civitas

What Are Catholics To Do? (Part III)

May 3, 2013 James Kalb 0

Last month, I suggested that the most important thing for Catholics to do politically is to present, argue for, and act on the Catholic understanding of human life. We are defined by our faith, which […]

Ecclesia et Civitas

What Are Catholics To Do? (Part II)

April 11, 2013 James Kalb 0

Last month I noted that Catholics need settings in which they can lead a Catholic life among Catholics. For most of us, loving God and living as Christians take schooling and support, which we aren’t […]