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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 CatholicCulture.org. 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: …