Instead of being just a Church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try also to be a Church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside itself and go to those who do not attend Mass, to those who have quit or are indifferent.

Pope Francis

L. Joseph Hebert, Jr.

L. Joseph Hebert, Jr. is professor of political science and leadership studies and director of pre-law studies at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

He received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Maine and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto. He is the author of More than Kings and Less than Men: Tocqueville on the Promise and Perils of Democratic Individualism (Lexington Books, 2010), co-editor of Alexis de Tocqueville and the Art of Democratic Statesmanship (Lexington Books, 2012), and editor in chief of The Catholic Social Science Review.

His most recent publications include "When Vice Makes Mercy: Classical, Christian, and Modern Humanism in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure," "Tocqueville's 'Administrative Decentralization' and the Catholic Principle of Subsidiarity," and "Be Still and See: Leisure, Labor, and Human Dignity in Josef Pieper and John Paul II."