Deal Hudson

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.

The Lure of Monarchy and its Variants (The Catholic Right, Twentieth in a Series)

Submitted by RWMaster on Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:17

There is a battle going on within the Catholic Church that reflects the battle also occurring within American society: whether to cede individual freedom to a central power that simultaneously seeks less accountability for its actions. And in both cases, the forces of greater authority seek a great leap backwards past the social contract beliefs of the Enlightenment: a course of action that spells danger for American democracy. The battle of divine right monarchy versus liberal democracy continues.
    

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.