This angelism has been a recurring intellectual error of Western civilization, and since Descartes has most often served as the more or less “official” post-Enlightenment understanding of man.
George Weigel is alarmed, so he says, because recognizing the SSPX would “enshrine a `right to dissent’ within the Church,” and he links the SSPX’s objections to the kind of dissent “long claimed by Catholic progressives.” Now this is truly bizarre.
Let Catholics make clear that we have something to offer which addresses more than a small set of parochial concerns
Thomas Storck explains why Catholics can’t argue or politic the nation into changing its laws, and describes the only realistic alternative.
We must not yield to the temptation to present the Catholic faith as simply a more elaborate form of Evangelical Protestantism, writes Thomas Storck, complete with the trappings of the Evangelical subculture.
Thomas Storck explains what the modern turn was asking what a thing is for to asking how it can be used has done to our world, with reference to economics and the Catholic response.
A Catholicism as strong as that of our ancestors has no difficulty in acknowledging both the reality of clerical sin and the terrible punishment that awaits those sinners who fail to repent.
Thomas Storck offers his reading recommendations.
From the 50s to today, with a brief detour in the early counter-culture, the Cartesian view of the body has ruled America’s understanding of sex and sexuality.
The Catholic Church in America must not settle for the culture of compromise. We asked for little and in the end we will get nothing. Next time we had better ask for everything and leave it to God as to how much we get.