It is much harder to make distinctions between beneficial and harmful innovations, and even more so between new things and new names for old things.
Economic activity is part of that hierarchy of means and ends leading up to God, part of the homage to Christ the King which mankind is bound to offer.
Dorothy and Peter did not put their best hopes in partisan politics. Peter Maurin quoted Péguy: “There is politics and mysticism, and mysticism is better.”
The term “social justice” is little understood by most of those who use it—but the term does have a precise meaning as carefully explained by Pius XI.
Catholics assume that the reason for Pius’ declaration against socialism was the economic or perhaps the political practices of socialists.
Jules Steverlynk moved to Argentina in the late 1930s and established Flandria Village, a property designed in harmony with Catholic social principles.
In much of the criticism of the Church, an opinion emerges that She should be more like the State, like a secular democracy, or like a business corporation.