Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Real Catholic Debate

A recent seminar at First Things magazine focused on the future of social and religious conservatism in what seems to be an increasingly hostile America. What stood out for Delahunty was the discussion of the future of American Catholicism.  
According to Delahunty, the real debate within American Catholicism is the one between what he calls “accommodationists” and “radicals.” Accommodationists think that the Church is ultimately compatible with American liberalism; they look to the golden age of the 1940s and 1950s, and argue that true American liberalism has gone off track and must be restored. Radicals, by contrast, think American liberalism and Catholicism have been incompatible from the start, and that the friendly cooperation of the Forties and Fifties was an aberration.
FT - The Real Catholic Debate by Mark Movsesian

TAC - Ghosts of Colson and Neuhaus by Rod Dreher

Center for Law and Religion Forum - The Real Catholic Debate by Robert J. Delahunty

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