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The Habsburg Way | feat. Eduard Habsburg

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In this episode, Kristen speaks with Archduke Eduard Habsburg, Hungarian Ambassador to the Holy See, about his forthcoming book The Habsburg Way.

Eduard outlines seven rules for a holy and happy life, including:

  • Get Married (and have lots of children)
  • Be Catholic (and practice your faith)
  • Believe in the Empire (and subsidiarity)
  • Die Well (and have a memorable funeral!)

We discuss several noteworthy figures from his ancestry, and how each of these principles guided both their public and private lives.

Learn about:

  • The recipe for a successful Catholic marriage
  • The tensions between the Faith and diplomacy
  • The differing Habsburg reactions to the Reformation and the Enlightenment, and how these affected the Church
  • The principle of subsidiarity as the bedrock of governance 
  • How the United States and the Habsburg Empire are more alike than you think!

The Habsburg Way: Seven Rules for Turbulent Times is available for pre-order at Sophia Institute Press. It will be released on April 17.