Love in a Time of Insurrection: St. Augustine on the Unity of the American People
This unjust tale from the front lines of the pandemic may seem a far cry from the crucial moment in President Joe Biden's inaugural address when he wrapped his moving call for the unity of the American people in the words of the fourth century Catholic theologian St. Augustine. Biden said: "Many centuries ago, Saint Augustine, a saint of my church, wrote that a people was a multitude defined by the common objects of their love." And Biden enumerated what he thought those common objects are: "Opportunity. Security. Liberty. Dignity. Respect. Honor. And, yes, the truth."
David DeCosse, Director of Religious and Catholic Ethics and Campus Ethics Programs at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, published in the National Catholic Reporter.
Feb 1, 2021
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