19 Nov

#5 Freedom & Liberty

In episode #2 we discussed and defined what spiritual freedom is and what it is not. We’ve talked about the obstacles to freedom, as well as the path to freedom in episode #3. And we’ve looked at the universal principles and foundations of liberty in episode #4. In this episode, we tie all these things together in order to reveal the intimate relationship between spiritual freedom and liberty.

We referred to some famous key events prior to the Declaration of Independence of the United States- the Stamp Act of 1765 and the Boston Tea party and why the colonists’ response was far from “practical”. We refer briefly to what Alexis de Tocqueville had to say about the relationship between spiritual liberty and freedom and we reflect upon Pope Benedict XVI’s statement on “internal deserts”.

We referenced paragraph 1888 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.