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“Only a blind man can deny that there is great confusion in the Church.”
- Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, April 22, 2017

Defending and Advocating

Authentic Catholic Social Teaching

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Built by St. Damien of Molokai
Photo courtesy of Jim Shoemaker
St. Philomena Church Built by St. Damien of Molokai Photo courtesy of Jim Shoemaker

Serving in Solidarity

With the Most Vulnerable

St. Philomena Church / Built by St. Damien of Molokai / Photo courtesy of Jim Shoemaker
“My greatest pleasure is to serve the Lord in His poor children rejected by other people."
-St. Damien of Molokai

REVEALING THE WOLVES

IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING

St. Philomena Church / Built by St. Damien of Molokai / Photo courtesy of Jim Shoemaker
"Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them."
-Pope St. Felix III

SERVING THIS CATHOLIC MOMENT

VIA FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP

St. Philomena Church / Built by St. Damien of Molokai / Photo courtesy of Jim Shoemaker
“Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops, like bishops, and your religious act like religious."
-Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1972
 

“While the world changes,
the cross stands firm.”
- St. Bruno

“Catholic Marxist” Warns Christians About Selling Their Souls to Politics

Published on October 31, 2017

This week in The Washington Post, the Post’s house Catholic Elizabeth Bruenig issued a warning. Leading politicians who represent Christian interests might be selling out the Gospel.

She gets plenty wrong in her analysis. She conflates the fallible political maunderings of the U.S. bishops conference with binding, timeless Catholic teaching.

From the Seamless Garment to the Catholic Spring

I won’t belabor that subject here. Let me point Stream readers to this piece on what real Catholic social teaching is (and isn’t). Or look into the new organization I’ve helped to form, Serviam. Its mission: dispelling the myths about Catholic social teaching. Those myths begin with the “Seamless Garment.” They end with John Podesta’s and George Soros’s dream of a fomenting a revolutionary “Catholic Spring.”

One of the sharpest barbs in Bruenig’s report aims at House Speaker Paul Ryan. She calls him “a onetime fan of the intensely anti-religious, free-market thinker Ayn Rand.” Now I have no use for Rand’s atheist hyper-individualism. I spent thousands of words in The Bad Catholic’s Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins indicting Rand. She’s my icon of the deadly sin of Vainglory.

Paul Ryan Is Penitent

Nor am I a big fan of Ryan and his bad immigration ideas. But let’s be fair to the man. He admitted to enjoying Rand’s novels, a long time ago. That doesn’t speak much for his literary taste. But it’s hardly proof of apostasy. In fact, Ryan disappointed the pro-Rand Atlas Society in 2014. He told them:

I adored her novels when I was young, and in many ways they gave me an interest in economics. But as a devout, practicing Catholic, I completely reject the philosophy of objectivism.

That’s pretty definitive.

 

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