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Review: Politics, Justice and War, Part II


Yesterday, I began my review of Joseph Capizzi’s important new book Politics, Justice, and War: Christian Governance and the Ethics of Warfare. I finished with Capizzi having responded to various critiques of classical just war theory and specifically the desire to separate that theory from politics. Today, I will pick up Capizzi’s treatment of the relationship of politics to war.

Review: Politics, Justice, and War


Joseph Capizzi has come out with a new book entitled Politics, Justice, and War: Christian Governance and the Ethics of Warfare. It is an important and serious contribution to the vast literature on just war ethics, especially needed at this time in history when that just war theory has been the subject of deep questioning and when the experience of war itself seems to be changing in ways that warrant a re-examination of the validity of traditional theological treatment of war.

Hungary & Kentucky: Christian Identity & Conscience


On their face, the situations of Viktor Orban and Kim Davis have little in common. The refugee crisis in Europe and the issuing of marriage licenses in Kentucky involve different issues, different countries, different people. But, the stances of both the prime minister of Hungary and the county clerk in Kentucky raise profound issues of Christian identity, conscience and witness.

Links for 09/04/15


At RNS, Mark Silk looks at the limits of religious liberty in light of the case of Kim Davis. I would go further. Ms. Davis seems not to understand that she is exemplifying the thing she claims to be fighting, government intrusion into people's religious beliefs. She is, after all, in this mess because she is a government official. 

Labor Day 2015


A couple of years back, I was having a conversation with Professor Stephen Schneck, the director of Catholic University’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, where I serve as a visiting fellow. He wanted to pull together a conference that contrasted libertarianism with Catholic Social Teaching. It was a brilliant idea. We immediately knew we wanted Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez to deliver the keynote. And we knew with equal immediacy that we want the then-Bishop of Spokane, +Blase Cupich, to give the response.


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