Saturday, January 26, 2013

Archbishop Francis Cardinal George of Chicago on America

Thomas Storck reminds us of His Eminence's 1997 comments that we Americans "are culturally Calvinist, even those who profess the Catholic faith," and that our society "is the civil counterpart of a faith based on private interpretation of Scripture and private experience of God" — American Catholics as Cultural Protestants.

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

First, you quote a book review that rightly points out that Jefferson was a radical. Now you link to this article that demonstrates the intellectual incompatibility of both modern liberalism and libertarianism with a truly Catholic outlook. Are we seeing the evolution of the Pittsford Perennialist away from the thickets of libertarianism and back to the true perennial political tradition of Conservatism? It is a hope devoutly to be wished!

January 27, 2013 at 1:01 AM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

The true perennial political tradition of Conservatism is impossible for America. Radical decentralization is the only hope of at least letting some parts of the country return to normalcy.

"Libertarian isolation," as defined on this blog's sidebar, best describes where I stand, so I'll keep using the term "libertarian."

January 28, 2013 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Impossible only if one sees conservatism as an ideology. If one drinks from deeper springs, conservatism is not only possible, but turns out to be the authentic vision for our Republic.

January 28, 2013 at 11:18 PM  

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