The Nature of Our ‘Angels’

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the phrase, “The better angels of our nature” from President Lincoln’s first inaugural address.

“Our country, our culture, and increasingly members of our own Church have become deeply confused about what it means to be human. We have forgotten the meaning of our bodies. We live as though our minds have meaning, but our bodies do not – except, perhaps, insofar as we give them meaning. And in all this gnostic confusion, we are not simply adrift, increasingly we are separated from our true nature and purpose and one another.”

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