"the single best work to help us get into a Catholic understanding of our social responsibilities."

—Al Kresta, Kresta in the Afternoon

"In Centesimus Annus, Blessed John Paul II called for a 'society of free work, enterprise and participation.' In Tea Party Catholic, Samuel Gregg has put flesh on the skeleton. His work will reignite interest in the critical notion of the common good. Furthermore, it will help educate upcoming generations about the richness, diversity, and necessity of Catholic social teaching. It is a remarkably good read!"

—George Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney

"Samuel Gregg is the intellectual leader of the second generation of Catholic proponents of limited government, religious liberty, and economic freedom. Gregg's book has things to say to all Catholic Americans, regardless of party allegiance . . . but also to Catholics living outside America."

—Michael Novak, author of The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism and Washington's God

"There is abroad in the land a mistaken belief that Catholic social teaching is friendly to the entitlement society and hostile to limited government, the market economy, and economic freedom. A refutation of this error is long overdue, and now at last Samuel Gregg has provided it. The book is as carefully and, indeed, rigorously argued as it is provocatively titled. It is a great resource for anyone—Catholic or not—who wants to know what the Church really teaches about the moral requirements of the socio-economic and political orders."

—Prof. Robert P. George, Princeton University

"A stimulating reading of Catholic social teaching and the American Founding and its application to some of today's most sharply contested public policy issues, particularly those touching on economic and religious freedom. Give it to your favorite Commonweal reader and let the debate begin!"

—George Weigel, papal biographer and author of Evangelical Catholicism

"Rarely is a book as timely as this one. Some might say that Samuel Gregg has gone a long way toward reconciling the ideal of liberty, especially its economic and religious dimensions, expressed in the American Founding, with the Catholic faith. Actually, he has masterfully demonstrated the complementary and perhaps even Providential nature of this relationship. Gregg's clarity and scholarship are impressive and incisive."

—Frank Hanna III, businessman, philanthropist, and author of What Your Money Means