Saint Augustine on Friendship

This paper was written in preparation for a talk at the 2006 Saint Benedict Center Conference. My talk — which was not a mere reading of the paper — is available on CD and MP3. The conference’s theme was “Catholic Friends and Family: Christening Society.” The conference was intended to be “A frank series of practical and doctrinal talks touching upon the proper Catholic living of parenthood, childhood, masculinity, femininity, and the important bond of friendship as necessary goods to be cultivated and as means to evangelizing our upside-down culture.”

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