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By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture, March 01, 2022

 Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and See full bio.

D. C. Schindler, of the John Paul II Institute*, has a new book out entitled The Politics of the Real. It attempts to chart a genuinely Catholic approach to politics which avoids the theoretical and practical errors so common today in both a regnant Liberalism and a reactionary Integralism. I’ve only read a third of the book so far, so I won’t review it here, but it has already gotten me thinking again about why people find it so difficult to express a fully Catholic understanding of politics.

As a starting point for my own reflections, let me report that Schindler understands two things very clearly which nearly all political thinkers today forget: …

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