Monday, May 7, 2018

Why the Church Condemns Communism

From ChurchPop:
Private property is not a social construct that can be done away with at will. Rather, it is a part of the natural social order and is necessary for society to be healthy and just. Private property is the natural fruit of work and protects human dignity since it “assures a person a highly necessary sphere for the exercise of his personal and family autonomy.” Thus, it is “an essential element of an authentically social and democratic economic policy, and it is the guarantee of a correct social order.” (CSDC 176) Programs to eliminate private property, Pope Leo XIII warned in his 1891 encyclical Rerum Novarum, are “emphatically unjust, for they would rob the lawful possessor, distort the functions of the State, and create utter confusion in the community.” (Read more.)

From Zero Hedge:
 Karl Marx was born 200 years ago today [May 5, 2018]. And despite the utter failure of his communist philosophy in practice, the cult lives on. Still people want to try again… this time they will get it right. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels originally published The Communist Manifesto in 1848. It laid out the beliefs and action plan of the Communist Party. The goal was to get communists of every nationality to rise up and unite to overthrow their “capitalist oppressors.” Little did they know their words would be used by the likes of Stalin and Mao as justification for over 100 million murders meant to supposedly move society forward. (Read more.)

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