Monarchy

Queen of Spain, Natural Law, Substance of Being

Her Majesty Of Spain Queen Letizia, as Monarch, represents the state of being as reflected in the natural law, and by way of corollary, the unchanging divine order. This order is the prerequisite to a life-giving, edifying society. In states heavily influenced by republicanism and its democratic emphasis on becoming over divine-right being, the Monarch… Continue reading Queen of Spain, Natural Law, Substance of Being

Monarchy, Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy

Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Five

Edith Stein and Joan of Arc are two of the most significant influences on my spiritual and intellectual life. The Monarchy as the social order of creation’s liturgy. The essence of the Monarchy is the divine order. Its telos is the structuring of human society in accord with the liturgy of the created universe. The… Continue reading Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Five

Monarchy, Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy

Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Four

The essence of the authentic state is communal more than contract. The social contract is constitutionally associative, not empathically communal, and therefore is a fabricated social norm. The associative binds together individuals as ‘objects’ while the communal binds together humanity through empathy. Thus, the constitutional republic, as an associative contract, is a fabrication and unsustainable… Continue reading Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Four

Edith Stein, Monarchy, Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy

Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Three

The theorem streaming from Edith Stein’s approach to genus, species, and individual is affirming to the royal heart’s “knowing” with regard to freedom and moral cultural standards. What we “know” in our hearts as the a-priori foundation for what we “seek to understand” is that God’s will is always accomplished (through supramundane forming principles) while… Continue reading Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Three

Edith Stein, Monarchy, Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy

Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Two

After establishing her model on the basis of science’s classifications of genus, species, and individual, Edith Stein proposes axioms for just how the species is informed by the genus and the individual by the species, i. e., how one comes to know and be filled with the content of who one is. She introduces the… Continue reading Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Two

Edith Stein, Monarchy, Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy

Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part One

Edith Stein’s work naturally resonates with the royal heart. Her philosophical models are imbued with Platonic overtones even while focusing on Thomism and Thomas’ Aristotelian thought processes. Among the most striking features is her lengthy development of genus, species, and individual. Stein orders her philosophical model by leveraging the scientific classifications. Possibly more than any… Continue reading Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part One

Edith Stein, Monarchy, Royal Hearts, Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy

Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Introduction. The Royal Heart as a Spiritual Devotion

“I want, let us say, to solve a problem (I mean, I want to start at once and if possible go on until I find the solution). By this will act, the I that wills to solve it sets itself in motion spiritually in a definite direction. In this act, it must keep hold [gefasst… Continue reading Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Introduction. The Royal Heart as a Spiritual Devotion

Monarchy, Plato's Academy

Monarchy as the Platonic Form of the Divine Order

Monarchy properly understood is a Platonic, ultra-real Form. As Catholics, we recognize the Platonic Forms of natural philosophy as those supernaturally created by and resting eternally in the Mind of God. The Forms exist as Plato postulated, only he had no way in time and space (though we cannot be certain of this) to grasp… Continue reading Monarchy as the Platonic Form of the Divine Order

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The Church, The State, and George Weigel

Nothing against George Weigel (which, of course, means I’m about to say something against George Weigel). I know and respect that he is a towering figure in the lay Catholic world who wrote the highly acclaimed biography on St. John Paul II. Still, he never ceases to aggravate me when he talks about faith and… Continue reading The Church, The State, and George Weigel

Monarchy

Totalitarian Democracy vs. the freedom of the Catholic Monarchy

“Athens alone, with a wiser policy and more far-seeing leadership, could have led the way to ordered liberty for all of Hellas; but she did not. After Pericles died in 429 B.C. her democracy produced no leader both competent and trustworthy, so that Athens herself became more and more anarchical even while imposing ever stricter… Continue reading Totalitarian Democracy vs. the freedom of the Catholic Monarchy