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It feels a little strange to raise the question of Leo Strauss’s relationship to Catholicism when his relationship to Judaism has scarcely been clarified. If we could sort out the latter then perhaps the former would fall into place. Instead we are left only with questions and it is into this fog of uncertainty that Jim Stoner has cast a…

True Reform: Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum Concilium. Massimo Faggioli. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012.
 
Eric Voegelin took at best a passing interest in institutional Catholicism.  Thomas Hollweck once noted that Voegelin “followed the developments in the Catholic Church with detached interest,” and probably that gets it just about right.  In fact, Voegelin’s treatment of the Catholic Church in Hitler and…

Church, State, and Society: An Introduction to Catholic Social Doctrines. Brian Benestad. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2011.
 
With this book, Professor Benestad makes a much needed contribution to the study of Catholic Social Doctrine. The book is elegantly written, theologically sound, and surprisingly comprehensive. It is clearly the work of a more-than-competent theologian and an extraordinarily thoughtful scholar.…

The South Dinning Hall
JOHN ROOS: We would often watch out for Voegelin on campus. There was a professor named Anton-Hermann Chroust, a real character. He was a lawyer, philologist, and classicist who had written on various texts of Aristotle. He and Voegelin would hold court, so to speak, over in the South Dining Hall, in a place called the Oak…

God, Philosophy, Universities: A Selective History of Catholic Philosophical Tradition. Alasdair MacIntyre. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.
 
In Ex Corde Ecclesiae John Paul II reiterated the vital role that Catholic universities play within the life of the church as well as the larger culture. The Pontiff admonished the faithful to take seriously the search for truth in its totality, from…

On this occasion we will consider the Encyclical Letter of John Paul II, Faith and Reason (Fides et ratio), which he released on September 15th, 1998. We will begin with a few introductory remarks on the cultural context for the encyclical and then consider two of its aspects. It is obvious that Faith and Reason (hereinafter “Fides”) addresses the crisis…