The Birth of Society from Unity

July 7, 2014

Painting by by Frederick Morgan

Painting by by Frederick Morgan

[A]ll stable human relations can give rise to these powerful links that call to mind the intense spirit of the family.  To the degree that a social unit develops this bonding, it contributes firmness, resilience, and quality to the social fabric.


Moreover, when nurtured by the Commandments and evangelical counsels, this natural society acquires a supernatural brilliance not unlike one who is born and then baptized. It creates ideal conditions for a meshing of personalities which, over time, can acquire excellence, uprightness, and extraordinary cohesion.



John Horvat, 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 (York, Penn.: York Press, 2013), 323-4.


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