Peter Seewald

Gadsden

Can a Catholic Be a Libertarian?

Lately I've been extensively reading the Austrian Economists and the thinkers of the Libertarian tradition. I can already hear the groans and screams of some readers pulling their hair—or beards—out as they lament the seemingly inexcusable faux pas of a traditional Catholic such as myself dabbling in the world of political and economic liberalism. I [...]

Will the Next Pope Oppose the “Dictatorship of Relativism” as Fiercely as Benedict?

One of the most central insights of Pope Benedict’s pontificate was summed up in his phrase “the dictatorship of relativism.” In his now famous conversation with the German journalist Peter Seewald (the same one on which he said that popes can abdicate), he said this, in explanation: “In the name of tolerance, tolerance is being [...]

The pope’s comments about condoms

Pope Benedict XVI is in the news for comments he made about condoms in Peter Seewald's forthcoming book, Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times.In the book, the Holy Father answers many direct questions about controversial issues, the Church's problems, and his own life. Seewald asked the pontiff [...]

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