Political moralism, as we have lived it and are still living it, does not open the way to regeneration, and even. . .blocks it. The same is true, consequently, also for a Christianity and a theology that reduces the heart of Jesus' message, the ‘kingdom of God,’ to the ‘values of the kingdom,’ identifying these values with the great key words of political moralism, and proclaiming them, at the same time, as a synthesis of the religions.”--Benedict XVI
There are implications which we see played out today:
Ahhh, the "cognoscenti"! Can you say "Ruling Class", as did Prof. Codevilla?