Tag Archive for Rerum Novarum

The Apostles didn’t need Collective Bargaining…

Number of Views :3032A century ago, blacks, immigrants, Catholics, and other ‘undesirables’ were openly lynched in communities throughout the United States. Jim Crow laws were accepted practically everywhere – and defended under the ‘separate but equal’ doctrine. Workers dying in droves was so common it rarely made the news – the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and…


The ‘Socialist Gospel’ – A Preemptive Strike

Number of Views :3711On 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…