August 31, 2015

CathCon Daily - 8/31/2015

Equality in the sight of God, equality before the law, security in the possession of what is properly one’s own, participation in the common activities and consolations of society—these are the true natural rights. The presumptuous demands of Rousseau, Condorcet, Helvetius, and Paine for absolute liberties and prerogatives which no state in history ever has been able to accord are the very reverse of natural justice; they are unnatural because impious, “the result of a selfish temper, and confined views.” In the political sphere, these claims are absurd, for the exercise of any right must be circumscribed and modified to suit particular conditions. - Russell Kirk

Restoring Religious Liberty, Reviving Political Liberty - James Stoner, Nomocracy in Politics

Senators Set to Announce Deal to Reduce Prison Population - Josh Siegel, Daily Signal

What’s Driving the Marriage Divide? - Rachel Sheffield, Public Discourse

A Brief Note to Pope Francis on America - Robert Royal, Catholic Thing

The Virtues of Arrogance - Bruce Frohnen, Imaginative Conservative

‘Et tu, Brute?’ - James V. Schall, University Bookman

I'll Write 'Til I'm Right with God - O. Alan Noble, First Things

Economic Progress is More Effective than Protests - Joel Kotkin, New Geography

Donald Trump, Traitor to His Class - Ross Douthat, NYT

The Beginning of the End - Erick Erickson, Red State

A Court Smacks Down Obama’s DOJ - Adams & Spakovsky, NRO

There is No Equivalence - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Crisis

How Much Should the US Spend on Defense? - Justin Johnson, Daily Signal

The Joy of the Gospel and the Gospel of Life - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, First Things

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