Jacques Maritain on the Left/Right Spectrum

Jacques Maritain (1882-1973) was a French Catholic philosopher and a close friend of St. Pope Paul VI who had an enormous influence on the Second Vatican Council. He is known as a political theorist of Christian Democracy, "Thomistic personalism," and "Integral Humanism," especially in the Catholic Worker Movement. The following excerpt is from his 1966 … Continue reading Jacques Maritain on the Left/Right Spectrum

The Economics of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas is often considered the greatest Doctor of the Church and the towering mind of medieval society. In 1879, Pope Leo XIII devoted an encyclical to restoring the study of Thomism in Christian philosophy: We exhort you, venerable brethren, in all earnestness to restore the golden wisdom of St. Thomas, and to spread … Continue reading The Economics of Saint Thomas Aquinas