Christianity Greatly Favors the Welfare of the State

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The beneficent action of how Christianity greatly favors the welfare of the State is described by Saint Augustine, who comments: “Let those who say that the teachings of Christ are harmful to the State find armies with soldiers who live up to the standards of the teachings of Jesus. Let them provide governors, husbands and … Read more

How Do We Build an Organic Society?

Return to Order How Do We Build an Organic Society? 1

Upon describing organic society, questions remain as to how we might build such a society. The answer is quite simple. We must do it in the same manner as our ancestors did at the dawn of this civilization. We must understand, as they understood, that it is not enough that we follow the Ten Commandments … Read more

What Suits Can Teach Us About Markets

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In the book, Return to Order, there is a chapter on standardization and how it favors the advance of frenetic intemperance in economy. Standardized goods, we claim, lead to the standardized masses. It destroys the human element that gives warmth, life and meaning to economy. In theory, such affirmations are detached and abstract.The best way … Read more

Not Everyone’s Doing It

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One of the perceptions that fuel frantic lifestyles is the idea that everyone is involved in a particular fad or fashion. Especially in our mass society, the penalty for not being part of what “everyone is dong” is to risk being labeled out of sync with the times. No where is this perception more common … Read more

Chastity: a Sublime Model for Us

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If we are to return to order, the family is the key. However, we must find a model for the family to imitate. That model must be based on chastity. The Holy Family is the sublime model for all families, yet it was unlike any other family that ever was or will be in history. … Read more

Finding Return to Order in the Book of Proverbs

Return to Order Finding Return to Order in the Book of Proverbs 1

Some time ago, I received a very kind letter from a mother of eight who found a novel way to apply the principles of Return to Order. She suggested a study of the Book of Proverbs from the Bible as “Step One in Implementing Return to Order in Your Life.”  It is a very interesting … Read more

What Does a Society Based on Faith and Charity Look Like?

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Historian Dr. Andrew Willard Jones has managed to write a fascinating new book about medieval Christendom that discusses the amazing social relationships that brought individuals and families together as a people. This perspective is well presented in a brilliant defense of Christendom titled, Before Church and State: A Study of Social Order in the Sacramental … Read more

Getting Rid of Frenetic Intemperance in Our Own Lives

Return to Order Getting Rid of Frenetic Intemperance in Our Own Lives 1

There are certain things that each of us can do personally to return to order. Our core denunciation is that of a reckless spirit of frenetic intemperance which is constantly throwing our economy out of balance by seeking to be rid of restraints and gratify disordered passions.  We have likened this spirit to that of … Read more

A Brilliant Defense of Christendom

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Many believe that Christendom was a rigid and brutal order. In medieval times, we are told that tyranny ruled, and the Church and the nascent State were constant rivals in the pursuit of dominance. So many modern historians have cynically reduced this period when Christianity prevailed to a time of cultural darkness and violent power … Read more

Advertising: Created Dissatisfaction

Return to Order Advertising: Created Dissatisfaction

Everyone imagines that advertising has as its goal the satisfaction of the consumer’s desire. A person supposedly obtains happiness by buying the product. Free Book: Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society—Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here, and Where We Need to Go However, the logic of such a supposition … Read more