"Gens", Civilization, Country, Culture, Holy Empire, Ius Gentium, Mankind, Nation, Politics, Sovereignty, State
One can readily understand what the dread of passing evils can do, and what great eternal evil follows!
-Pius XII, Exsul Familia Nazarethana
The current crisis to which I refer is not what one would expect, the displacement of peoples, the present wars in which neither side is really “the Right side”. Rather it is the crisis of ideals and definitions, of right and proper relations; not so much what is happening as how it is dealt with- and how it ought to be dealt with. What is at stake is the Right Order of the World, of Human Society, the proper and just relations of beings and of states of being, and the solution is to be found, following the example of the ancients, by looking at the Right Order of the Human Person and Soul to which earthly things are ordered.