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It Is Right and Just

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In It Is Right and Just, bestselling author Scott Hahn and Brandon McGinley challenge our idea of religion and its role in society. Hahn and McGinley argue that to answer questions over religious liberty, justice, and peace, we must first reject the insidious lie perpetuated by secular-liberal culture: that religion is a private matter.

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Endorsements

Al Kresta

“Religion, modern secularists say, is irrelevant to modern justice and law. It even poses a threat to our national life together. This lie—that religion is designed for individuals and not for societies- is busted in less than 200 pages of exquisite insight and urgency. Hahn and McGinley don’t merely demolish; they call us to rebuild, reconsider and recover the public nature of religion, ‘the virtue of virtues’ according to Thomas Aquinas. Their robust vision of Catholic truth integrates and unites what most modern thinkers have divorced and separated: Faith and reason, individual rights and the common good, the public and the private. They show how the universal call to holiness leads to the sanctification of society. In their vision, building the Church inevitably blesses the nations. This is dynamite. ‘How ought we to order our lives together?’ was Aristotle’s first political question. John Paul II answered: ‘Build a civilization of love.’ Hahn and McGinley demonstrate that it is our cult, our liturgy, that is the fountainhead for such a civilization and culture. Get this book. Read it. Enjoy it. Chew it. Pray it. Share it.”

Al Kresta

Author, President and CEO of Ave Maria Radio, and host of Kresta in the Afternoon

C.C. Pecknold

“Human beings are religious by nature. This is irrepressible in us. We have an innate desire to render what is due to God. Yet liberalism, first through indifference, and then through hostility to true religion, misdirects souls away from their highest good. In so doing, liberalism also misdirects civilization itself. Hahn and McGinley have given us a marvelous book which not only correctly diagnoses what ails our civilization but shows us the cure.”

C.C. Pecknold

Associate Professor of Theology, The Catholic University of America

Curtis Martin

“The privatization of faith has sickened our culture, and Hahn and McGinley and show us how many of the faithful have been infected. It Is Right and Just offers a lens through which to realign lives with true religion—that is, with Jesus Christ. I highly recommend this much needed, clear and enlightening work!”

Curtis Martin

Founder and CEO of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)

Bishop Joseph Strickland

“Religion is meant to reconnect us to the very source of who we are: beings created by a loving creator. I hope that many are able to read this book and be guided toward a brighter future and a stronger civilization.”

Bishop Joseph Strickland

Diocese of Tyler, Texas

Michael Knowles

“Hahn and McGinley masterfully remind a spellbound secular culture of a long-forgotten, sobering fact about the Faith: it’s true, and the truth makes demands of us in private life as well as in politics.”

Michael Knowles

Host of The Michael Knowles Show at The Daily Wire

Sohrab Ahmari

“With characteristic lucidity and plainspoken joy, Hahn and McGinley debunk the central myth of modernity—namely, the myth of ‘secularity.’ In doing so, they remind us of an essential truth: that the God of the Bible demands not just our individual devotion, but the love and obeisance of our communities.”

Sohrab Ahmari

Op-ed editor, New York Post, and author of The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos

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