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Resources for U.S. Catholics and Challenges to Democracy: Responses and Responsibilities

February 16, 2023

These resources come from the panelists in the online Public Dialogue on "U.S. Catholics and Challenges to Democracy: Responses and Responsibilities".


An Open Letter Responding to the NatCon “Statement of Principles” (The European Conservative)

Christian Humanism: An Invitation to a Truer Story (Comment)

Christianity’s Postliberal Critics: ‘A World after Liberalism’ (Commonweal)

Do We Change Our Minds in Public Life? On Christianity and the Possibility of Political Conversion (Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics)

I’m a pro-life and pro-democracy activist. And I’m worried about America. (America)

‘Natural Enemies’ No More: How Rome finally embraced democracy (Commonweal)

Opinion:  A new poll gives us insight into a troubling anti-American movement (Washington Post)

Religious Nationalism and Pope Francis’ ‘Culture of Encounter’ (La Civilità Cattolica)


Catholicism: A Global History from the French Revolution to Pope Francis (2022)

Catholicism and American Freedom: A History (2004)

Christians in the American Empire: Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order (2008)

Created Freedom Under the Sign of the Cross: A Catholic Public Theology for the United States (2022)

The Aesthetics of Solidarity: Our Lady of Guadalupe and American Democracy (2021)

The Religion of American Greatness: What's Wrong with Christian Nationalism (2022)


"Christian Nationalism in the United States" (Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs)

"Religion and Nationalism in Global Perspective" (Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs)


Should Catholics Promote Democracy? (The Commonweal Podcast)

Should we be wary of ‘Catholic Integralism’? (The Gloria Purvis Podcast)

Catholics and the crisis of white Christian nationalism (Jesuitical)


A Christian Nation? Understanding the Threat of Christian Nationalism to American Democracy and Culture (PRRI)