During winter of this year, I began a research project on idolatrous political movements, reading and re-reading texts such as Raymond Aron’s The Opium of the Intellectuals, Mircea Eliade’s Myth of the Eternal Return, Ryszard Legutko’s The Demon in Democracy, and Hannah Arendt’s Origins of Totalitarianism. These books focused on the evils of Communist socialism [ Read More ]
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Pope Francis has officially declared that the death penalty is “inadmissible” in all cases because it is “an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.” The Pope’s ruling changes the Roman Catholic Church’s official teaching which previously allowed for executions in instances where they are “the only possible way of effectively defending human [ Read More ]
This month, Pope Francis declared that the death penalty is “contrary to the gospel.” The statement, made on Oct. 11 to an audience of Catholic leaders on the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, suggests that the Catechism will soon be revised to reflect this revision in the Roman [ Read More ]