"You'll love him. The other Jesuits hate him. I'm ecstatic." - Father Fessio, S.J.
The last year was a great one for SPL and the community of listers. From must-know Latin hymns to short stories all Catholics should read, SPL catalogued the best in Catholic thought.
"Rights are often confused with exaggerated manifestations of the autonomy of the individual, who becomes self-referential, no longer open to encounter with God and with others, and absorbed only in seeking to satisfy his or her own needs."
"A kind of cultural relativism exists today, evident in the conceptualization and defence of an ethical pluralism, which sanctions the decadence and disintegration of reason and the principles of the natural moral law." - CDF under Cardinal Ratzinger
Listers, for a student of Catholic political thought, a collection of politically orientated essays by the ironclad mind of Cardinal Ratzinger – now Pope Benedict XVI – is a Godsend. Values in a Time of Upheaval is a compilation of essays and speeches given by the illustrious Cardinal over the span of several decades. It...
"Through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, the Theotókos, I invoke God’s abundant gifts upon all of you with great affection! God grant that all the peoples of the Middle East may live in peace, fraternity and religious freedom! لِيُبَارِك الربُّ جميعَكُم [May God bless all of you!]"
Listers, the science of politics is the “noble science,” because it is the highest practical science. Theology- more specifically the Sacred Doctrine of the Catholic Church – is the “Queen of the Sciences.” Understanding her queenly role alongside politics has been the endeavor of many great minds. In the West, political thought can be sketched...
Listers, the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus – Carl Anderson – penned a brief observation on the history of the Catholic vote in America and its relationship to Catholic Social Teaching. Published during the 2012 Fortnight of Freedom, the Supreme Knight calls Catholic voters to hold Catholic politicians accountable to Catholic Social Teaching...
Injure not the poor because they are poor, nor crush the needy at the gate; For the LORD will defend their cause, and will plunder the lives of those who plunder them. Proverbs 22:22-23
“If we don’t love the poor, and do all we can to improve their lot, we’re going to go to Hell.” Archbishop Chaput, Philadelphia
10 Political Goals as stated by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops.
"True religion looks upon as peaceful those wars that are waged not for motives of aggrandizement, or cruelty, but with the object of securing peace, of punishing evil-doers, and of uplifting the good."
The "intention of every lawgiver is to make good citizens." - The Philosopher says (Ethic. ii, 1)