The Great Charter at 800

by Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

…”In the American model, the state is meant to be modest in scope.  It’s constrained by checks and balances…

Mediating institutions like the family, churches, and fraternal organizations feed the life of the civic community.  They stand between the individual and the state.  And when they decline, the state fills the vacuum they leave…”

Click here to read comments delivered by Archbishop Chaput at Brigham Young University on January 23, 2015

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