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Why We Need a Distribution of Power

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 5, 2021 .

A crucially important feature of Catholic social teaching, but one frequently underemphasized or misunderstood, is a clear animus against the concentration of power within a society. This perilous agglomeration can happen economically, politically, or culturally. By a basic and healthy instinct, Catholic social teaching wants power, as much as possible,…

“Culture Warrior” and the Fallacy of Misplaced Concreteness

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 29, 2020 .

One of the least illuminating descriptors that makes its way around the Catholic commentariat is “culture warrior.” The term is invariably used by someone on the left in order to excoriate a right-wing Catholic for his opposition to abortion-on-demand, gay marriage, restrictions on religious liberty, etc. This resistance, we are…

El “guerrero de la cultura” y la falacia de la concreción injustificada

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 29, 2020 .

Uno de los descriptores menos esclarecedores que se abre paso alrededor de los comentaristas católicos es el de “guerrero de la cultura”. El término es invariablemente utilizado por alguien de la izquierda para excoriar a un católico de derecha por su oposición al aborto bajo demanda, el matrimonio gay, las…

Four Principles for Catholics during Election Season

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 6, 2020 .

Every four years, Catholics face an intense dilemma in regard to the vote. There are ardently Catholic Democrats who wonder how their co-religionists could possibly choose a Republican candidate, and there are ardently Catholic Republicans who express precisely the opposite opinion. And both sides, typically, look with eagerness to their…

Cuatro principios para los católicos durante la temporada electoral

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 6, 2020 .

Cada cuatro años, los católicos se enfrentan a un dilema intenso con respecto a la votación. Hay demócratas ardientemente católicos que se preguntan cómo otros católicos pueden elegir un candidato republicano, y hay republicanos ardientemente católicos que expresan precisamente la opinión opuesta. Y ambos lados, típicamente, miran con ansias a…

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