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The Uniqueness of Western Law: Part 3 – Christianity Takes Up the Torch of Hellenistic Natural Law

The notion that the same rules apply to all men later found a home with the kings of Northern Europe.  These tribes still possessed that Indo-European culture of the rule of an, albeit, customary law and the right to resist… Continue Reading →

The Boy Who Cried ‘Hate’

While snowflakes were falling over San Antonio last night, snowflakes everywhere were in a flurry over the downfall of The Libertarian Catholic Facebook page. In an abrupt conclusion to what had been a tempestuous week, Facebook made the decision to… Continue Reading →

Caesar Worship is the Default State of Mind

At the Federalist, I attempted to make the case that Christianity is so wound up in our socio-cultural experience its morality–as portrayed in the Ten Commandments–has shaped our minds in a similar way that language does. I also try to… Continue Reading →

Larry Elder Talks Racism, Poverty, and Libertarianism

Larry Elder explains how the War on Poverty turned into the War on the Family and has decimated the black community in another great Rubin Report:

The Ash & Shen Show: Pope Francis vs Libertarians

Ash from the Ash & Shen Show interview two of The Libertarian Catholic editors, Eric Robert Morse and JSB Morse in a great exchange about Catholicism and libertarianism, specifically regarding the Pope’s comments on libertarianism. Enjoy!

Diagram of Natural Rights and Moral Action

For those struggling to find the connection between libertarianism and the Church, this may help. While ensuring both positive and negative rights is moral, only negative rights can be enforced without contradiction of other rights. Civil society requires negative rights;… Continue Reading →

Pope Francis Has Forgotten the Church’s Own Grand Libertarian Legacy

Pope Francis Has Forgotten the Church’s Own Grand Libertarian Legacy Well, it’s a pretty big deal when the Pope attacks libertarianism by name. It’s even more interesting when my Spanish-language publisher believes that the Pope, in an academic paper, was… Continue Reading →

Only Libertarianism

Any political system works where there are only saints. Only libertarianism works when sinners are involved.

Message of the Holy Father to the participants in the Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Here is the message that the Holy Father Francisco has sent to the participants in the Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on Towards a Participatory Society: New Roads to Social and Cultural Integration (Casina Pio IV,… Continue Reading →

What Pope Francis Gets Horribly Wrong About Libertarianism

In a recent memo to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Pope Francis declared war on libertarians, stating, “I cannot fail to speak of the grave risks associated with the invasion of the positions of libertarian individualism at high strata… Continue Reading →

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