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Thomas Storck has been intrigued with Catholic social thought since he first read Richard Tawney’s Religion and the Rise of Capitalism in high school. This book began a life-long interest in the social teachings of the Catholic Church.

Mr. Storck was received into the Church in 1978 and in 1983 began writing regularly on Catholic social teaching, Catholic culture, and other theological and philosophical topics.  He is the author of six books, The Catholic Milieu (Christendom Press, 1987), Foundations of a Catholic Political Order (Four Faces Press, 1998, now available at this website), Christendom and the West (Four Faces Press, 2000), From Christendom to Americanism and Beyond (Angelico Press, 2015), An Economics of Justice and Charity (Angelico Press, 2017)  and Theology: Mythos or Logos? (co-authored with John Médaille), 2020. He is also the translator of Louis Cardinal Billot's  Liberalism, a Critique of Its Basic Principles (Arouca Press, 2019), and editor of The Glory of the Cosmos (Arouca Press, 2020).

His work has appeared in numerous publications and websites in North America and Europe. He served as a contributing editor for Caelum et Terra from 1991 until the magazine closed in 1996 and is currently a contributing editor of the New Oxford Review. Since 1998 he has been a member of the editorial board of The Chesterton Review.

Mr. Storck has taught history at Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, and philosophy at Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania and Catonsville Community College in Catonsville, Maryland. He holds an undergraduate degree in English literature from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and an M.A. from St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, with additional studies in history at Bluffton College and in economics at the USDA Graduate School in Washington, D.C. 

Mr. Storck was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Ohio. He and his wife Inez have four children and fourteen grandchildren.

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