Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Why the Church Was Right All Along Hardcover – August 23, 2018

The Sexual Revolution - and the breakdown of the Family - has brought misery to millions. In The Sexual State Jennifer Roback Morse shows that the Sexual Revolution did not just “happen” like a force of nature. Rather, it was deliberately created by “elites,” harnessing the power of the State, allowing them to inflict three false and calamitous ideologies – contraception, divorce, and gender – that have led to widespread and profound unhappiness, and worse.

The ideas of the Sexual Revolution did not emerge from the lived experiences of ordinary people, the government has been imposing the morality of an out-of-touch elite class on the rest of us for decades.

The Sexual State turns the conventional wisdom on its head to reveal how:
  • The Sexual Revolution is and always has been a creation of the State
  • Social issues are unified and can be understood as the outgrowth of a few simple (but gravely flawed) principles.
  • Children have identity and relational rights with respect to their parents…and how the Sexual State denies children these rights.

Social conservative ideas and traditional Catholic morality are getting clobbered. And the dirty secret that no one wants to acknowledge – until now! -  is that the progressive social elites have rigged the system. Most people don’t love abortion, or divorce, or single-parent families! Thankfully, Dr. Morse, and the Catholic Church, have the answer. It is vital that those who would change the culture understand how we got there, otherwise, the countering tactics will remain important.

In this masterful take-down of the Sexual Revolution and its promoters, Morse calls for a widespread adherence to the principles of the Church. Only then will our society recover from the misrule of “the elites” and the “managerial class.”


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Public Engagement for the Common Good

Public Engagement for the Common Good

Our aim is to contribute in a balanced and respectful way to the dialogue between religion and politics enunciated by Pope Benedict in Westminster Hall in 2010, when he said:
The central question at issue, then, is this: where is the ethical foundation for political choices to be found? The Catholic tradition maintains that the objective norms governing right action are accessible to reason, prescinding from the content of revelation. 
According to this understanding, the role of religion in political debate is not so much to supply these norms, as if they could not be known by non-believers – still less to propose concrete political solutions, which would lie altogether outside the competence of religion – but rather to help purify and shed light upon the application of reason to the discovery of objective moral principles. This “corrective” role of religion vis-à-vis reason is not always welcomed, though, partly because distorted forms of religion, such as sectarianism and fundamentalism, can be seen to create serious social problems themselves. And in their turn, these distortions of religion arise when insufficient attention is given to the purifying and structuring role of reason within religion, it is a two way process. 
Without the corrective supplied by religion, though, reason too can fall prey to distortions, as when it is manipulated by ideology, or applied in a partial way that fails to take full account of the dignity of the human person. 
Such misuse of reason, after all, was what gave rise to the slave trade in the first place and to many other social evils, not least the totalitarian ideologies of the twentieth century. 
This is why I would suggest that the world of reason and the world of faith – the world of secular rationality and the world of religious belief – need one another and should not be afraid to enter into a profound and ongoing dialogue, for the good of our civilization.
Religion in other words, is not a problem for legislators to solve, but a vital contributor to the national conversation.
David O’Mahony, Chairman
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