Back to basics

Fides et ratio, in other words, is a frontal challenge to the cult of meaninglessness which may have legitimate roots in the bloodshed and cruelty of the twentieth century but which has often become as much the fashionable, unexamined stance of our time as sentimental optimism was of the nineteenth century.

Catholics are pretty much of one mind in rejecting this stance. They vary only in the degree of their awareness of the stark...

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