He has removed it from his vocabulary on the verge of the journey to Armenia. And yet in the past he has used it repeatedly, including for the extermination carried out by the Turks a century ago. This is why he has decided to remove it
CWR: Orlando in Hindsight By James V. Schall, S.J.
While Islam is, as I judge it, a false religion, it is held by true believers who are much more accurate in their reading of their own classical texts than any of their critics.
At the General Audience Francis urges people to "touch the excluded" and the poor who need us. "Every night I pray: 'Lord, if you want you can make me clean' and I say five Our Fathers, one for each of Jesus’ wounds". "The grace working in us does not seek sensationalism. Usually it moves quietly and without fanfare".
College-educated women get to make 2nd or 3rd career changes because the first one they picked turned out to be unsatisfying or boring, with some more schooling in between career changes. Women can do this because they are subsidized by others (schools or parents or the government -- others pay for their housing, etc.), or they use their own savings and they don't need to save for a home. Because they get to rely on their future husband to do that. Sure there may be a few who are in the top ranks of management and the like and can afford a down payment on their own home and pay for extra schooling but they're not looking to settle down with someone at their level, either.
About the ability of people to reason about ethics and politics.
What may be needed in political discourse is not dialectic, but rhetoric.
Bishop Robert Barron and others (like Robert George) don't understand this. They live in a fantasy world, believing that their model of political life is actually true. Their stance is also evidence of the "nice guy" mentality and the desire to be "moderate."
CWR: Europe as a ‘Soft Utopia’
We in the West must decide between self-government, on the one hand, and Fonte’s “slow suicide of liberal democracy”, on the other. In the end, the struggle is really about the purpose—the telos—of politics.
By Todd Huizinga
Editor’s note: The following article is based on excerpts from the new book, The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe, published by Encounter Books. It contends that the Europe...
I doubt the necessary link between scale and political liberty is discussed.
CWR: The "Benedict Option" or the "Gregorian Option"? By Fr. Andrew Liaugminas
Since the Benedict Option appears to be more motivated by cultural preservation than a supernatural outlook on engagement of the world, the Church is better pursuing a path that holds to the necessity of spreading the Gospel in the world.
(b) a deep concern for the state of the world, and an all-in investment of our witness in public life to bring the light of Christ to the world;
(e) clear, firm, and effective administration of temporal affairs (Gregory knew how many grains of corn there were in a husk and made sure Rome was not being ripped off in the economic trades); and
With the loss of political community (b) and (e) have to be understood correctly. The enemy is not merely "secularism" but the secular modern nation-state.