A question for my Distributist friends…

Thoughts on the following?

“At first, the Sillon does not wish to abolish political authority; on the contrary, it considers it necessary; but it wishes to divide it, or rather to multiply it in such a way that each citizen will become a kind of king. Authority, so they concede, comes from God, but it resides primarily in the people….

“[T]he same principle will apply to economics. Taken away from a specific group, management will be so well multiplied that each worker will himself become a kind of employer. The system by which the Sillon intends to actualize this economic ideal is not Sillonism, they say; it is a system of guilds in a number large enough to induce a healthy competition and to protect the workers’ independence; in this manner, they will not be bound to any guild in particular.”

– Pope Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique (15 August 1910)

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Neither caring nor pastoral…

“But we wish to make it clear that departure from the Church’s teaching, or silence about it, in an effort to provide pastoral care is neither caring nor pastoral. Only what is true can ultimately be pastoral.”

- Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, 1986 “Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons”

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On pins and angels…

The Scholastic age is mocked for (allegedly) asking how many angels could fit on the head of a pin. Our age, the age of the Church of What’s Happening Right Now, will be remembered for leading faithful Catholics to ask how many sodomites can fit under the head of the Catholic Church.

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On that note…

Pope Honorius was (posthumously) condemned for failing to suppress monothelitism when asked about it in a letter, that is, he was condemned simply for giving succor to error–in a word, for benign neglect of his supreme duty.

In other words: “You say homoiousios, I say homoousios. Meh.”

On that note, let us pray for Pope Francis.

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Discuss…

“A traditionalist Catholic is one who laments the changes wrought upon the Church by the Enlightenment. A liberal Catholic is one who welcomes them, while a conservative Catholic is one who denies them.”

“Church and State are as separate as body and soul or a mother and her child.”

“The whole Church groaned, and was astonished to find itself Hipster.”

“The real question is, will ebola jokes go viral before or after the virus itself does.”

“Ebola: America’s Nationwide Chastity Belt Since 2014.”

“When a synod comes along, youuu must Burke it….
“Before the Kasper gets too strong, youuu must Burke it….
“When proggoes start to throng, you must Burke it….
“Go trad, restore ahead…
Burke it good…”

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And God said…

Let There Be Ratzenfreude!

pope benedict xvi waving

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I’d like to hear from my Distributist friends on this…

“At first, the Sillon does not wish to abolish political authority; on the contrary, it considers it necessary; but it wishes to divide it, or rather to multiply it in such a way that each citizen will become a kind of king. Authority, so they concede, comes from God, but it resides primarily in the people….

“[T]he same principle will apply to economics. Taken away from a specific group, management will be so well multiplied that each worker will himself become a kind of employer. The system by which the Sillon intends to actualize this economic ideal is not Sillonism, they say; it is a system of guilds in a number large enough to induce a healthy competition and to protect the workers’ independence; in this manner, they will not be bound to any guild in particular.”

– Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique (15 August 1910)

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