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The Roosevelts and the Church

Like the Bushes, the Roosevelts were, in their own ways, hospitable to the Church. President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt and Pope Leo XIII exchanged prayers, congratulations, warm regards, and gifts. [1–5] Teddy’s government was also allowed to make recommendations for appointments to

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Posted in Historical, Politics

Libertarians and Catholicism

I have argued before that, in their fullest, libertarianism and Catholicism are incompatible — but to what degree are they so? Leaders of the libertarian movement have certainly said silly, anti-Catholic things. Ludwig von Mises, for example, compared Christ to

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Posted in Current, Economics, Politics

Patriotism vs. Nationalism

In this episode, I define “patriotism” and “nationalism”. The terms, in Catholicism, are quite different: one falls under virtue, and the other falls under disorder. I herein seek to offer the (simplified) Catholic worldview on government and politics, in the

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Posted in Culture, Politics, Radio

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