The Insights eNewsletter
The Public Character of the Church
First appeared on 09/11/2012. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.
It has become increasingly obvious that the modern State hopes to eliminate the influence of religion by relegating it to what is called the private sphere. But this is based on the grave misconception that religion is a purely private matter.
I believe it is of critical importance to emphasize the public character of religion, and especially of the Catholic Church, especially since those influenced by our larger culture can too easily slip into the privatization camp without thinking. Consequently, I offer two recent essays:
- On the Culture: In the Face of the State: The Church Too Is a Res Publica, a Public Thing, a commentary on the privatization trend as evidenced by recent news.
- In Depth Analysis: Why Religion and the Church Are the Ultimate Public Things, a clear argument to establish the Catholic position.
- Why same-sex marriage makes 3-parent arrangements inevitable
- Homosexuality as a key factor in the sex-abuse scandal
- Abortion drugs, maternal deaths linked
- Accused priests wait years for justice