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By Ryan T. Anderson, Public Discourse, April 15, 2021

Ryan T. Anderson is Founding Editor of Public Discourse. He is also President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. …

Resist the temptation to outsource your thinking to a team or a party. Rooting for a team is appropriate in sports, and partisan politics may be a necessity of a political system like ours, but both are detrimental to the intellectual process. Catholics should not think of discussions about the Church’s relationship to American liberalism as a Battle Royal between competing camps—but as a conversation among friends seeking the truth in community. Adapted from the introductory remarks delivered on April 15, 2021 at the University of Dallas’s conference on America, Liberalism, and Catholicism.

Since the settling of our shores, let alone the founding of our nation, Catholics in America have been debating and disagreeing with each other about politics. Current debates on these matters are simply the latest in a several-hundred-year-long running conversation. Perhaps we’ll eventually settle the issues. Perhaps not. …

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