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Monarchy: Bulwark of Civilization

A 2009 Vatican conference condemned “ethical relativism, which by no means few see as one of the principal conditions for democracy because relativism is said to assure tolerance and mutual respect between people. However, on the basis of these assumptions

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4 Reasons to Become a Monarchist

1. Monarchies are pro-people. Monarchs represent all, while politicians are necessarily partisan and divisive. Aristotle: “The idea of a king is to be a protector of the rich against unjust treatment, of the people against insult and oppression. Whereas a

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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

Duty, Ability, and Rights

These terms — duty, ability, and rights — are often conflated, as a result of French and American influences. In this show, I break down the differences between them, how they relate, and how they should be respected on a

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Why Everyone Should Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

The arguments in favor of same-sex civil marriage are well known. Thrown into the ring are the buzzwords of “equality” and “discrimination”. So the typical argument goes: Discrimination is bad, and equality is good, so our government should give homosexual

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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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The Libertarian Heresy

In this show, I explain why libertarianism, while notable for setting out to shrink bloated government and return things to their simplest level (subsidiarity), can be difficult to fit into the paradigm of Catholic social teaching. I offer clear examples of

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The Power of Media

In this show, I consider the power of media, its downsides, its potential for good, and its responsibilities to society — all with Pope Pius XII’s Miranda Prorsus as the backdrop. (Alternative link, via Vimeo.)

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