Dubium: Is Integralism Essentially Bound Up with Racism, Nationalism, and Totalitarianism?

In light of what I wrote yesterday concerning the Traditionalist Worker Party and the apparent tendency of some American Catholics to identify with racialist and nationalist movements, I thought I would direct you, dear readers, to a piece I wrote for The Josias a couple of years ago.

The Josias

Dubium: Is integralism essentially bound up with racism, nationalism, and totalitarianism?

Responsum: Negative.

Before proceeding to the explanation, it is important to identify exactly what is meant by the term “integralism.” An earlier article, “Catholic Integralism and the Social Kingship of Christ,” set forth the core principles of integralism and its inextricable bond to the Catholic Church’s doctrine of the Kingship of Christ. A more detailed and theologically refined explication of “the integralist thesis” is available on Pater Edmund Waldstein’s blog, Sancrucensis. P. Edmund closes his discussion and defense of integralism with the following passage from Thomistic philosopher-theologian Charles De Koninck’s seminal work, On the Primacy of the Common Good:

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