Posts Tagged ‘Conversation’

Catholicism, authentic communion and the way out of our polarisation trap

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

Polarisation is exhausting largely because it seems hopeless and also because it gets progressively worse. As measured in surveys, Americans’ negative attitudes toward political parties other than their own have increased dramatically in recent decades and at a much faster pace than in other countries. These entrenched divisions simultaneously increase the vehemence of our arguments Read more

St Francis de Sales’s solution for our public discourse

Monday, February 25th, 2019
st francis de sales political discourse

There are many words to describe the state of the political discourse today—degraded and debased, vicious and vacuous. “Virtuous,” however, is not among them. There is virtue-signaling, to be sure, but turn on the news or log onto Twitter and you will undoubtedly find politicians and pundits engaged in verbal combat or thinly veiled self-congratulation. Read more