Thursday, April 26, 2012

Begging to differ …

… Ross Douthat's "Bad Religion: A Response" | The New Republic. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

It’s true, as Winters notes, that I do not quote from Caritatis in Veritate, the pope’s most recent encyclical on this subject. But that’s because I have a quotation in which Pope Benedict remarks that “democratic socialism was and is close to Catholic social doctrine,” which seemed to me to cover his point even more explicitly.

And that is why the Pope is more reliable on matters of faith and morals than on matters of political economy. Regarding the latter, he shares the characteristic European "subject" mentality.

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