Tag Archive for charity

Charity and Tolerance

Charity is a Christian virtue. The Gospel is full of examples of the charity that Christ showed those considered to be ‘unclean’ or ‘outcasts’. This is not to say that he was tolerant of their behavior. Christ, through His works and sermons, demonstrated an emphasis on redemption. Redemption is different from tolerance. Tolerance implies that…

Some Truth about ‘Charity in Truth’

The Holy Father’s latest encyclical ‘Charity in Truth’ has been quite popular among the liberal humanists. From Kennedy Townsend to far too many prominent ‘Catholics’ in public life, the cry that this encyclical is an affirmation of the policies of Barak Obama is appalling. Catholics have been the driving force for charity throughout the world…

The ‘Socialist Gospel’ – A Preemptive Strike

On the way to mass this morning, the Citizen’s bride shared today’s readings – a longstanding practice. She noted that there will be those who would use this to justify socialism – after all, didn’t the first reading proclaim that There was no needy person among them,  for those who owned property or houses would…

A ‘New’ Gospel of Wealth

Liberals are generous to the poor. Conservatives despise them. Or so goes the logic of the mass media. Why? Because liberals believe that money is the answer. They believe that government has a responsibility to provide for the poor by giving them the necessities without personal investment or sacrifice. Conservatives believe in providing opportunities for…