New articles from the indefatigable Samuel Gregg, research director of the Acton Insitute:
Amoris Laetitia: Another Nail in the “Overpopulation” Coffin, The Catholic World Report
Here the pope signals his awareness of the efforts of various organizations—the UN, the World Bank, the IMF, the EU, particular US administrations—to push anti-natalist policies upon developing nations.
A Revolutionary Pope for Revolutionary Times, Crisis Magazine
Between 1878 and 1903, Leo issued an astonishing 85 encyclicals. Many dealt squarely with the political, social, and economic challenges associated with the “new things” that, having started in Western Europe and North America, were engulfing the globe. In this regard, Leo arguably showed himself to be a revolutionary pope made for revolutionary times
Constitutional Conservatism: Its Meaning and Its Future, Public Discourse
The project of constitutional conservatism must be about more than restoring limits on government. It must also invoke the ends of the American experiment in ordered liberty if the United States is to resist the siren-calls of egalitarianism and populism.