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Faith & The Founding

“Faith & The Founding: Catholicism and America’s Guiding Principles,” examines America's founding principles, their origins, their relationship to Catholic political thought, and how Catholicism has interacted with the American political experiment throughout history.

About this Series

“Thus the Catholics of the United States are at the same time the most faithful believers and the most zealous citizens.”
— Alexis de Tocqueville

Our new series, “Faith & The Founding: Catholicism and America’s Guiding Principles,” will examine America’s founding principles, their origins, their relationship to Catholic political thought, the place of religion in the American political system, and how Catholicism has interacted with the American political experiment throughout history.

Join Dr. Kevin Vance, Director of the Center for Constitutional Liberty at Benedictine College, to discover the relationship between Catholic teaching and the founding principles of the United States.


In “Faith & The Founding: Catholicism and America’s Guiding Principles,” you’ll learn:

  • The relationship between the Continental Congress and the Roman Pontiff
  • How much of the founding was infl uenced by the Enlightenment
  • The philosophies of John Locke and Cardinal Robert Bellarmine
  • How Natural Law shaped the founding of America
  • The necessity of religious freedom in the American experiment
  • Constitutionalism and adherence to Catholic authority

It is the duty of citizens to contribute along with the civil authorities to the good of society in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom. — Catechism of the Catholic Church #2239

Join Dr. Vance in this free, self-paced series that will show how American political principles are compatible with Catholic political thought. And we’ll also see how the contribution of Catholic citizens and other citizens of good will is essential to preserving what’s good about the American political system. The series includes four lectures, each approximately 10-20 minutes long.

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Free Download: The Popes and America

FREE BONUS!

When you sign up to join the series, you will receive a free PDF copy of The Popes and America. This book, assembled by the Center for Constitutional Liberty at Benedictine College, includes addresses from recent popes to Americans.

In these addresses, the popes praise much of what America has offered to the world, particularly regarding the freedom of the Church and the understanding of fundamental human rights. However, the popes have also warned Americans of the attendant dangers that we must guard against.

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