Francis is calling the Church, and the world, to reject ideology as such, to decolonize and disabuse itself from the deleterious effects of Western intellectualism, to perform an embrace of reality, most of all, the reality of Christ.
The two popes, like MacIntyre, are concerned by a degradation in moral thought effected by relativism; but equally all three see a need for cultural critique, and one with no place for terms like conservatism or liberalism, traditionalism or progressivism.
If we can see past the “optionality” of Benedict and Francis, perhaps we can see the deeper truth that the change each of them represents is not the change from one to the other, but the change they both seek for each of us.
Finding the antidote to confront this culture of death that we currently face consists in returning to those true principles that uphold a philosophy that relates to objective reality—and one way of doing so is to recover the wisdom of GK Chesterton.
For the good of the country, one might hope that the president would consider a strong advocacy for things like motherhood, fatherhood, and the kind of marriage that can actually keep the country alive.
Elias Crim reviews Matthew Tan’s recent book release, Wipf and Stock Publishers’ Justice, Unity, and the Hidden Christ.
The second in a three part series discussing questions on the existence of God, the Incarnation, and the impact of a divine Creator on the natural order.
“Sweeney Todd isn’t a revolutionary; he doesn’t set out to upend the entire malevolent society in which he lives. He commits himself simply to resolving the worst abuse within his scope.”
The first in a three part series discussing questions on the existence of God, the Incarnation, and the impact of a divine Creator on the natural order.
It may be a queer proposal (pun intended), but it is perhaps worth considering whether those genuinely interested in defending the historic teaching of the churches on Christian marriage and on the family do not currently have the wrong bedfellows.