Institute on Religion and Democracy

The Politics of Schism in the Catholic Church

Submitted by RWMaster on Sat, 11/26/2016 - 07:36

The Neo-Orthodox Margin and Their Converts (The Catholic Right, Thirty-four in a Series)

Submitted by RWMaster on Wed, 11/23/2016 - 20:33

"Last week I examined the Catholic Church's rightward lurch towards religious supremacism, and in closing I asked: who is driving this?

 To a very large extent, it is a small group of Neo-Orthodox traditionalists and a carefully cultivated group of converts.

A Question for Neoconservatives of the Catholic Right (Part Seventeen of a Series)

Submitted by RWMaster on Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:04

"Over the last two weeks I have been reading The Anatomy of Antiliberalism (Harvard University Press, 1993). Written by NYU law professor Stephen Holmes, it gives an excellent insight into the philosophers who influence many of the neoconservatives now driving much of the Religious Right's agenda.

The Catholic Right, Part Five: The Everyday Implications of Theocracy

Submitted by RWMaster on Tue, 11/22/2016 - 18:31

"If the Religious Right were to succeed in establishing an American theocracy, or anything even close, the devil would be in the details. A preview is now being played out between the Catholic League on the theocratic Right and the Voice of the Faithful representing a full spectrum of mainstream centrist, liberal and conservative Catholics.