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Darkening Intellects and Church Renewal

First appeared on 09/13/2013. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

In every aspect of our social and political life, we are facing problems created by intellects darkened by sin. If you have been wondering how it is that our society can commit itself to the most obvious of errors, I think this is the answer.

The point is particularly obvious in the shift from advocating gay marriage to actually declaring the opposition irrational. This is a critical shift, and it should be used as a case study. See Dealing with Darkened Intellects on Marriage.

The problem is visible throughout society in other ways as well, even when our elites do not necessarily practice what they preach. As a case in point, see Phil Lawler's latest On the News, 'Marriage inequality' is more important than income inequality.

On Tuesday I called attention to Fr. Martin Tripole's important book, Church in Crisis (Church in Crisis: What is wrong? Why? Can we fix it? How?). It is hard to disagree with Fr. Tripole's thesis that the single most important cause of problems in the Church (and the West as a whole) is the shattering of a unified vision of reality by the elevation of reason over faith.... [more content for subscribers]

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