Quote of the Day

Jacques Maritain on “bourgeois liberalism” (i.e. unrestrained capitalism):

Christian in appearance, it has been atheistic in fact. Too skeptical to persecute, except for a tangible profit, rather than defy religion, which it deemed an invention of the priesthood and gradually dispossessed by reason, it used it as a police force to watch over property, or as a bank where anyone could be insured, while making money here below, against the undiscovered risks of the hereafter–after all, one never knows!

I think this can be applied safely to our American society today…

(from The Person and the Common Good)

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