Catholic Politics and the Analogy of Authority

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, January 13th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “Catholic Politics and the Analogy of Authority” by D. C. Schindler from Synodality (Volume 48.4).

Here is an excerpt from the Introduction to the issue:
In “Catholic Politics and the Analogy of Authority,” D.C. Schindler considers the loss of an understanding of authority as one of the root crises of politics in modernity. Authority, Schindler argues, connects its bearer representatively both with its divine source and with its historical forebears. For this reason, it “communicates the origin to what it originates, thus mediating its life-giving generativity and so causing growth, augere.” When this deep purpose has been eclipsed or impeded, we not only forget the sacred character of the political order but also lose sight of how the Church informs the activity of the world first by testifying to the goodness of God that has been generatively imparted in Christ.

We will meet in the Kateri Room located at St. Michael’s Church, 240 Hemlock Street, Waterloo, Ontario. Use the east side parking lot and enter by the rear doors. Walk up the stairs. The Kateri Room is on your right before enter the church proper.

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