Subsidiarity at Work

Everyone here at the American Catholic hoped that you all have had a happy Labor Day weekend. The principle of Subsidiarity states that government should undertake only those initiatives which exceed the capacity of individuals or private groups acting independently.

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Bipartisan Hope

Bob Hope was a Republican, but, above all, he was a comedian, and he never let politics stand in the way of a good punch line.  A death bed Catholic convert like John Wayne, he will be the subject of

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The Dignity of the Working Man

It is perhaps not a bad time to devote a few thoughts to the dignity of work. Work is not always seen in a wholly positive light. Many of us don’t like going to work, and the rigors of labor

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Saint Isidore the Laborer

On this day on which we celebrate the workers of America, it is good to recall a simple day laborer who became one of Spain’s most beloved saints.  Also known as Saint Isidore the farmer,  he was born around 1170 and lived his

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Res et Explicatio for AD 9-7-2009

Salvete AC readers! Buckle Up! Because here are today’s Top Picks in the world of Catholicism: 1. Sadly most of us will miss the Catholic Report blog run by Dave Hartline.  Due to pleasant new circumstances of a new member

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On the troubles within the ELCA

I attended a Lutheran (ELCA) college, where I majored in theology and philosophy. Much of my junior and senior year, however, were spent engaged in study of Catholic teaching (thanks to the fortunate discovery of Dorothy Day and Cardinal Ratzinger),

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