Catholic Liberty

Writes Christopher C.:

Good Evening Lew,

We have never met but I have been reading your column regularly for over 7 years. In that time my life has changed drastically. Your column has been extremely helpful in finding innovative and sane perspectives in times that  have been quite barbaric and regressive. I send this to you tonight because I am searching for a synthesis between  

The Catholic Church and libertarianism. I am a life-long Catholic who has been attending an SSPX church close to my family’s long time parish because they were open when other parishes were closed during lockdown. I constantly read about a Rothbardian perspective but it is difficult for me to embrace as I have a natural distrust of any perspective but a Catholic one. I often tell people that my family stopped progressing in the 13th century(because that was the last time we can detect morally intellectual progress). I want to enmesh myself further in the cause for liberty but it must be in Gods name. I ask if you could recommend reading that could give some clarity. The best I have found are the writings of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, especially “Your Life Is Worth Living, A Christian Philosophy of Life” edited by Esther B. Davidowitz and the prophetic “Communism and the Conscience of the West”.

Thank you for your time.