The relationship of Catholicism to America, and America to Catholicism, began with rancor and hostility, but became a comfortable partnership forged in the cauldron of World War II and the Cold War. Was that period one of “ordinary time,” or an aberration which is now passing, returning us to the inescapably hostile relationship? A growing body of evidence suggests that the latter possibility can’t simply be dismissed out of hand...Whether the marriage between the (Catholic) Church and the (American) State can be rescued, or whether a divorce is in the offing, depends in large part on the outcome of this burgeoning debate about which most Americans are wholly unaware, but to which those with interests in the fate of the imperial Republic should to be paying attention.My question is, according to the Catholic Church, isn't divorce impermissible? Or, at least, a bar to subsequent remarriage? Is Deneen proposing to become permanently stateless?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I'm obviously no Catholic, but I read the non-theological parts of First Things, and - as is now no longer PC to say - "I have some Catholic friends." So, as a naive occasional observer of these things, permit me to ask a suitably naive question about Deneen's declaration of war against five(?) out of the 10(?) American Catholics who know what he's talking about in this essay:
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