One thing that Catholics are always doing is rediscovering Jesus; it’s in our nature, and, if you will pardon the pun, it’s in our blood. We meet Jesus in Scripture, we discover Him again in the Church, we find Him yet again in each other, and we meet Him always in the real presence of the Eucharist.
Abortion is the hot-button issue of the day. Who among us can rationally argue that the protection of human life — at its core and despite wars of politics or economics — is NOT inherent to human nature? Why do we have so many ERs? Why do we condemn murder, manslaughter and cannibalism?
With a deeper understanding of Church social doctrine and the willful act of putting away our useless pride, we can cease being Republicans or Democrats first and cease looking at the world only through a nationalistic lens.
We might think it safe to say that the Church, like the world, is in disarray and is victim to the calamity of whim. A fellow English professor says so in his new book, “Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching.”