Recently Mr. Thomas Storck raised the question about dissent amongst “conservatives” – his term not mine. In Three Strategies for Evasion he argues that Thomas Woods, Jr., Fr. Robert Sirico, George Weigel, Michael Novak, and pretty much any conservative who doesn’t adhere to Mr. Storck’s understanding of the social teaching of the Catholic Church is dissenting – knowingly or not – from hard and fast doctrine. Read More
Some may have heard of the American Catholic Council (ACC) meeting in Detroit this last June. The results of the meeting have been published and distributed, and they provide for some interesting reading, particularly in light of World Youth Day.
Today is the feast of St. John Marie Baptist Vianney, and so I think it a very good time to think upon sin and social justice…for the social doctrine of the Church, despite what many may claim, is as much about the salvation of souls as the life of the Curé of Ars. Read More
G.K. Chesterton wrote a book many years ago titled What’s Wrong with the World, and in large part, many of the things that were wrong then are still wrong today…exceptionally wrong and perhaps worse. But what made and makes Uncle Gilbert’s writing stand the test of time is that he is not just a harbinger of bad news like some gloomy, giant Eeyore – or perhaps that’s unfair to Eeyore. No, Chesterton provides perspective that moves the heart and mind and gut.