In this remarkable interview, Father Robert Spitzer S.J. of the Magis Center, who has written numerous books on the cross section of faith, morality, reason, and science, dives into natural rights, law, and the Scholastic tradition, which, working on biblical and Church Father foundations, led the way to libertarianism in the Renaissance through thinkers like Francisco Suárez. Discussing his book Ten Universal Principles, Fr. Spitzer goes full libertarian Catholic (whether he knows it or not) in the second segment. He even traces the origin of the United States with Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence to these School of Salamanca thinkers. It’s a great primer for those who question whether Catholics can be libertarian:

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