Posts tagged Catholic
Posts tagged Catholic
"I want to say two things. The cases of abuses are terrible because they leave extremely deep wounds. Benedict XVI was very courageous and he cleared a path. The Church has done so much on this path. Perhaps more than anyone. The statistics on the phenomenon of the violence against children are shocking, but they also show clearly that the great majority of abuses take place in the family environment and around it. The Catholic Church is perhaps the only public institution to have acted with transparency and responsibility. No other has done more. And, the Church is the only one to be attacked."
-Pope Francis, March 5th interview
Anyone who denies the law of non-contradiction should be beaten and burned until he admits that to be beaten is not the same as not to be beaten, and to be burned is not the same as not to be burned.
Hey all, I wanted to let you know that I have been accepted into the archdiocese of Baltimore’s program for priestly formation. Thanks for all the prayers and support!
“Unrestricted competition in the liberal sense, and the Marxist creed of class warfare; are clearly contrary to Christian teaching and the nature of man.”
Pope John XXIII, Mater et Magistra
If we must preach against Marxism, why are so many Catholics silent on the horrors of unrestricted capitalism? Why is there an increase in libertarian Catholics?
Also, when the upper classes wage a continuous war agonist the lower classes, how is it fair to admonish the lower classes whenever they speak up while never criticizing the rich?
Which Catholics are you talking about that haven’t criticized capitalism?
"For instance, Capitalism is really a very unpleasant word. It is also a very unpleasant thing."
- GK Chesterton
But, with the diffusion of modern industry throughout the whole world, the “capitalist” economic regime has spread everywhere to such a degree, particularly since the publication of Leo XIII’s Encyclical, that it has invaded and pervaded the economic and social life of even those outside its orbit and is unquestionably impressing on it its advantages, disadvantages and vices, and, in a sense, is giving it its own shape and form..The ultimate consequences of the individualist spirit in economic life are those which you yourselves, Venerable Brethren and Beloved Children, see and deplore: Free competition has destroyed itself; economic dictatorship has supplanted the free market; unbridled ambition for power has likewise succeeded greed for gain; all economic life has become tragically hard, inexorable, and cruel.
-Pope Pius XI (Quadragesimo Anno)
This unbridled liberalism paves the way for a particular type of tyranny… Such improper manipulations of economic forces can never be condemned enough.
-Pope Paul VI (Populorum Progressio)
"It should be recognized that the error of early capitalism can be repeated wherever man is treated… as an instrument and not in accordance with the true dignity of his work…"
-Pope John Paul II (Laborem Exercens)
The relationship between capital and labour now became the decisive issue—an issue which in that form was previously unknown. Capital and the means of production were now the new source of power which, concentrated in the hands of a few, led to the suppression of the rights of the working classes, against which they had to rebel.
-Pope Benedict XVI (Deus Caritas Est)
This is a case of inequality. Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.
-Pope Francis (Evangelii Gaudium)
Belloc believed that Capitalism could never achieve economic equilibrium on its own. It is an unstable system for two reasons: Divergence from its own moral theory and from insecurity of two kinds…
-John C. Medaille
Of course, all along Catholic teaching has seen a strong tie between the radical individualism and selfishness at the heart of capitalism and liberationist sexual practices, understanding them to be premised on the same anthropological assumptions.
“‘Capitalism seizes, confiscates, and dries up wealth, i.e. reduces the numbers of those who may enjoy riches, holds up distribution and defies Divine Providence who has given good things for the use of all men. St. Thomas Aquinas says that man must not consider riches as his own property but as common good.”
- Dorothy Day
"The Church always recommends a via media, a middle way… both extremes, unfettered cut-throat capitalism on the one hand, and total socialism on the other, don’t work. Both of those are wrong.
- Cardinal Timothy Dolan
by Fr. Thomas McKenna C.M.
My professor asked me to type up the regulations for classroom use of electronics. He really shouldn’t have.
The Catholic Church believes every person is entitled to the opportunity to have adequate medical care. This may be achieved in a variety of ways, and the Church does not particularly care which method is used, (so long as the method chosen does not violate any other moral principle,) leaving the task of discovering what is the most efficient method of delivering the best quality care to those who need it to professionals and experts in those fields. It should be noted that while a government run healthcare system is not necessary, since the government is tasked with the protection of their people’s rights, if those people are not receiving adequate care, then the government does have an obligation to step in and remedy the problem, in a manner that is harmonious with the principles of solidarity and subsidiarity. Does this answer your question?
Why is yugioh a related tag to “Catholics”
Some of tumblr’s best and brightest Eastern Orthodox bloggers have gotten together to make a Q&A blog similar to the Catholic “Thepapists.tumblr.com”
The blog is “orthodoxcatholics.tumblr.com,” and it is bound to be a good read for those interested in learning more about our Eastern brethren. So spread the word!