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St. Thomas More | G. K. Chesterton | From The Well and the Shallows | Ignatius Insight

http://ignatiusinsight.com/features2010/chesterton_stthomasmore_june2010.asp

Most would understand the phrase that the mind of More was like a diamond that a tyrant threw away into a ditch, because he could not break it. It is but a metaphor; but it does sometimes happen that the metaphor is many-sided, like the diamond. What moved the tyrant to a sort of terror of that mind was its clarity; it was the very reverse of a cloudy crystal filled only with opalescent dreams or visions of the past. The King and his great Chancellor had been companions as well as contemporaries; in many ways, both were Renaissance men; but in some ways, the man who was the more Catholic was the less medieval. That is, there was perhaps more in the Tudor of that mere musty fag-end of decayed medievalism, which the real Renaissance reformers felt to be the corruption of the time. In More’s mind there was nothing but clarity; in Henry’s mind, though he was no fool and certainly no Protestant, there was something of confused conservatism. (altro…)

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… mi sembra che ancor oggi nella politica italiana ci sia spesso una mancanza di laicità, cioè una confusione tra la tesi (le identità, il sistema dei valori e i progetti globali di società) e la ipotesi (il programma politico concreto e possibile, la mediazione culturale, le alleanze…). Sembra che per andare d’accordo …  occorra essere d’accordo su tutto oppure rinunciare alla propria identità.

Europa.it quotidiano – 16 ottobre 2009 – CATTO – Angelo Bertani

Politica e deficit di laicità

La costruzione del Pd si gioca su tre cose: la qualità e la coerenza della sua classe dirigente; la trasparenza e la partecipazione che saprà offrire agli aderenti; il dialogo e l’integrazione che saprà realizzare tra le culture: del cattolicesimo democratico, del socialismo riformista, del liberalismo e dell’ambientalismo. (altro…)

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