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Catholic Social Science Review

Volume 22, 2017

Ryan J. Barilleaux
Pages 109-121

Put Not Your Trust in Princes
Catholics in the American Administrative State

This article considers the fate of Catholics in the American administrative state, which has replaced the original constitutional system of three-branch government and checks and balances. It looks to the Catholic political experience in the United States, with an eye toward extracting lessons for contemporary Catholics about that experience. It then turns to the rise of an American administrative state and how it threatens Catholics and other believers. Finally, it considers the prospects for believers in secular democracies such as the United States.

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