'The Nature of Truth'
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From 'The Just Third Way'
(My emphasis)


Quote:In this and other works, Waugh was in a sense protesting (as he often did more vocally and, in my opinion, more effectively and in a more entertaining fashion in, e.g., the short story “Out of Depth” and the novel The Loved One) what Chesterton in his book on St. Francis of Assisi labeled the invention of a new religion under the name of Christianity, and that Fulton Sheen characterized in God and Intelligence in Modern Philosophy and Religion Without God as putting collective man in the place of God.

Considered by the solidarist Heinrich Rommen to be the result of the shift from the Intellect to the Will (i.e., from reason to faith) as the basis of the natural law, this development was, in fact, the cause of the Catholic Church’s condemnation of socialism beginning with the first social encyclical, Mirari Vos, in 1832, and the reason Msgr. Aloysius Taparelli  (1793-1862) worked to counter the rapid spread of “religious” or “democratic” socialism by starting to look at Catholic social teaching as a discrete area of study; Taparelli is believed to have been the first to use the term “social justice” in the modern sense in order to oppose socialism more effectively.

Far from being trite, a tautology, or so obvious that it need not be said, the question of whether truth is, in fact, true is one that, like Pontius Pilate at the turning point, has caused modern civilization to come to grief, and one that concerned Waugh greatly, as the ending of Brideshead Revisited demonstrates — an ending that pleased none of the socialists, modernists, and New Agers who commented on it.  To trivialize or ridicule the subject, article, author, or publication might not be the most persuasive method of bringing others around to an alternative point of view, or of bringing people to (if the expression may be excused) the truth.
Wikipedia has this to say about Msgr Taparelli:

Quote:Luigi Taparelli (born Prospero Taparelli d'Azeglio; 1793 – 1862) was an Italian Catholic scholar of the Society of Jesus who some claim coined the term social justice (although the Oxford English Dictionary cites prior references); however his use of the term was in a Thomistic context, and bears very little resemblance to the ideas of the social justice movements today. He co-founded the journal Civiltà Cattolica in 1850 and wrote for it for twelve years. He was particularly concerned with the problems arising from the industrial revolution. He was a proponent of reviving the philosophical school of Thomism, and his social teachings influenced Pope Leo XIII's 1891 encyclicalRerum novarum (On the Condition of the Working Classes).
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