Orestes Brownson, Being Catholic, and Being American

The writings of Orestes Brownson can help contemporary Catholics make sense of the American Founding.
Environmentalism makes us loyal to one another in a fundamental way, points us to values beyond mere utility, and directs us back to the natural order of which we are a part.
If today we see ill effects of individualism, it does not mean that we should blame them on the founders. Our problem is a cultural one, not some deep, all-encompassing flaw in our political system.