Is There a Christian Socialism?

And the multitude of believers had but one heart and one soul: neither did any one say that aught of the things which he possessed, was his own; but all things were common unto them. Acts 4:32 No one can at the same time be a sincere Christian and a true Socialist. Pope Pius XIContinue reading “Is There a Christian Socialism?”

Pushing the Pendulum

Many Americans have been puzzled in recent months, as solemn-faced newsmen and women minimize and even defend the burning and ransacking of homes and businesses, and other malicious assaults against law abiding citizens. Meanwhile, a handful of weaponless rubes taking selfies in their crimson hats are said to constitute an insurrection, providing an honest-to-goodness justificationContinue reading “Pushing the Pendulum”

Where our Cancel Culture is Headed (No Pun Intended)

In his treatise On Kingship (hard copy here), St. Thomas Aquinas echoes the wisdom of the ancients regarding international trade. Since political society exists to perfect human nature, each society must obtain sufficient resources to sustain a good life, and commerce will therefore prove indispensable. Excessive enthusiasm for trading, on the other hand, poses twinContinue reading “Where our Cancel Culture is Headed (No Pun Intended)”

Big Business’s Daily Exercise in Tyranny

In his Notes on the State of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson expounds the evils of slavery. In addition to the grave injustices slavery inflicts on its victims, he notes the corrupting influence this institution has on the so-called masters: The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, theContinue reading “Big Business’s Daily Exercise in Tyranny”