Effectus Odit Quorum Amat Causas
W. H. MARSHNER
Vol XI, No. 1
Three things I take for granted. J. Fitzpatrick is 1) intelligent, 2) educated in Catholic matters, and 3) playing around with Hegel. Therefore, the following judgments seem in order.
The idea that Triumph magazine has deserted a country called America, like Tokyo Rose, shall we say, is too unreal to be taken seriously; and Fitzpatrick qua intelligent must know that.
Duty, honor and country are natural pieties not rejected but presupposed by Catholic politics, whether as conceived by Constantine, Philip II or L. Brent Bozell; and Fitzpatrick qua educated in Catholic matters must know that. Continue reading “Effectus Odit Quorum Amat Causas”
Contra Gentiles: Integrism-as-Slur
W. H. Marshner
Vol. VIII, No. 8
Having argued for something that can be defended, hopefully, as a just semantics of “integrism” in two recent columns, one turns to the complementary task of resisting a widespread but unjust semantics of the same, slippery term.
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Send This Man To School
W. H. MARSHNER
Vol. VII No. 5
The USCC Department of Education is “helping” the American bishops to produce a pastoral letter on Catholic education, the provisional text of which I recently had occasion to see. It characterizes the rival, public education, as a “system which does not systematically embrace faith-inspired values. Such a school system,” the pastoral continues, “may seek ‘neutrality’ with regard to religious and moral values; but neutrality is impossible, since all education involves values, and morality is deeply imbedded in all formal education.”
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