Catholic Progressives and the Culture War, by George Weigel

As usual, George Weigel is spot on. He has amazing insight into the Church, world events and the Church’s role. He also has some great biographical writings on Pope St. John Paul II

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Catholic Progressives And the Culture War

November 19, 2021
ByGeorge Weigel

Among those in the ultramundane pantheon of communist mega-monsters, Lev Davidovich Bronstein (better known by his Bolshevik nom de guerre, Leon Trotsky) is a more interesting human personality than Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili (Joseph Stalin or, in the Roosevelt-Churchill correspondence, “Uncle Joe”). Trotsky actually had ideas, however misshapen, and something vaguely resembling a conscience.

Stalin was pathologically power-mad and had no discernible conscience whatsoever. Trotsky was also clever with words, as in the quote about the class struggle often attributed to him: “You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” Whether or not Trotsky put it that pithily — opinions differ — there is an analogous truth many self-identified progressive Catholics miss. So to my progressive Catholic friends, I say: You may not be interested in the culture war, but the culture war…

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