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Purity and Clearness of the Intellect

Pope Benedict XVI made it one of the hallmarks of his pontificate to combat what he termed a culture of “moral relativism.” This is not simply a neutral decline in societal and familial morality, but an outright attack upon it in order to destroy and undermine moral truth, that reality which man did not create. Moral truth is manifested within each human being as the imprint of God’s providence leading us towards our good, that...

On Choosing No Order: The Political and Social Dangers of Truth

Aristotle, in accordance with Plato, calls to mind why democratically ordered regimes are not advantageous to the common good:

[The conception of justice] is held to be something equal; equality requires that whatever the multitude resolves is authoritative, and freedom and equality involve doing whatever one wants. So in democracies of this sort everyone lives as he wants and toward whatever end he craves, as Euripides says…To live with a view to the regime should...

On the Willingness to See the Truth

A friend and I were recently discussing the status of our culture and the possible direction that our country will be moving in the next three or four decades. What stood out in our conversation was something that is quite the norm in our modern liberal democracy, namely, the willingness to hold to particular beliefs and opinions regarding a vast array of social and religious issues. This mindset is further mixed with an almost absolute...