Man possesses dignity because he participates in a good that is clearly higher than himself.
Christian defenders of self-interest are quite comfortable with accepting behavior they would denounce in any other area of social life.
Distributists don’t believe in utopia, rather in a society where the impact of corruption is mitigated, and therefore more easily corrected.
For the Greeks of Athens, as for the Catholics of Christendom, religion was not a private affair but also involved “regular public honoring of the divine.”
William Cavanaugh’s name for liberalism is the “worship of the empty shrine,” and, according to Cavanaugh, its main temple is the United States of America.
The worship of nothing is the established religion of the modern west.
What liberals have awoken to, and what many orthodox Catholics thinkers, unfortunately, have not, is that the Enlightenment is over.