Posts Tagged ‘Social Justice’

God doesn’t Belong to a Political Party

Driving around the Washington, DC Metro area, it is not uncommon to see a bumper sticker that reads in large letters, “God is not a Republican”. The subtext of the bumper sticker, in much smaller letters, reads, “Or a Democrat”. While many an American may be rightfully annoyed by what is implied through the bumper sticker’s message, particularly through the creator’s choice of font sizes, one must also painfully admit that perhaps those who gripe have a...

The Forgotten Eucharistic Vision of Virgil Michel

Father Paul Marx O.S.B., the founder of Human Life International, wrote his dissertation on the life and work of Virgil Michel O.S.B. (1888-1938), who was one of the leaders of the liturgical movement in the United States. Michel is famous in some circles for a syllogism that summarizes the focus of the papacies of the early 20th century:

Pius X tells us that the liturgy is the indispensable source...

Neither Conservative nor Liberal: Solving the Conundrum

Pope Francis presents a peculiar problem for the modern world. On the one hand, he is well-known for his concern for the poor and his strong commitment to Social Justice. On the other, he unequivocally opposes abortion. By virtue of the former commitment he qualifies as a “liberal.” But his opposition to abortion would make him eligible for the label “conservative.” How is it possible for one man to embody two seemingly mutually...