Liberty or Subsidiarity?

Ed Cook looks at Catholic scoial teaching in the current Liberty, especially the principle of “subsidiarity.” After tracing the history of the idea, and some positive elements, he offers a critique. Although subsidiarity has much to offer, it has weaknesses in several areas. First, it endangers church-state relations. By definition, subsidiarity is designed to limit,…

A New Adventure

I’m stepping out on a new venture this semester–Alvin Community College, where I teach Introduction to World Religiosn, has asked me to teach it in prison, at the Central Unit in Sugar Land. This is one of Texas’ oldest prisons, once supplying labor for Imperial Sugar (which owned the town bearing it’s product’s name until…

Assumptions

Interesting post at Cross-Currents about mistaken assumptions and the trouble they can cause. Reminds me of my high school who broke up the word like this: ass | u | me; when we assume, we make an ass out of you and me.