Blog author: jcarter
by on Friday, August 9, 2013

Religion and the American Republic
George F. Will, National Affairs

Is it a fact that the success of democracy, meaning self-government, requires a religious demos — religious people governing themselves by religious norms? The other is a question of logic: Does belief in America’s distinctive democracy — a government with clear limits defined by the natural rights of the governed — entail religious belief?

George Will, Unchurched, Defends Religion
G. Tracy Mehan, III, The American Spectator

But how far will rationalism, alone, get us?

A Foreign View of the HHS Mandate
William Newton, Crisis Magazine

Perhaps it is because I am a European living in Europe and, thereby, not so entangled in the HHS mandate issue (and have less to lose) that I cannot understand the thinking that surrounds the response of some Catholics in the US.

Four Lessons about Faith & Work from Brother Lawrence
Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

What can a seventeenth century laymen teach us in the twenty-first century about faith and work?