David Albertson is an associate professor of religion at the University of Southern California and the author of “Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres.” He is a senior fellow and the executive director at the Nova Forum for Catholic Thought.
We’re all responsible for the toxic discourse that lets Marjorie Taylor Greene and Father Altman thrive
The temptation in current U.S. politics is to treat all of one’s opponents the same: not just evil, but blameworthy for every imaginable form of evil.
With the much-anticipated release of Pope Francis’s new encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” on Oct. 4, Catholic Christians would do well to revisit his critique of false realism and false nostalgia, and his call for the church to foster a political attitude of faithful and daring dreaming.
From a unity deeper than citizenship, that of baptism, we implore our fellow Christians: Join us in denouncing this violence, and help us understand what distance is left between that nationalism and yours.