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The return of “Integralism”?

Integralism is the theory, long thought discredited, that the principles of the Catholic faith ought explicitly to guide not only private piety but public affairs. That’s not an easy thing to accomplish in the U.S., but political party platforms might be more firmly rooted in reverence for God, respect for virtuous populations in ordering their own affairs in accordance with the common good, and compassion for those who need more help than others in participating in that good.