Well, you seem to be a person of few words, substituting personal attacks for argument. Thank you for posting the link to Dr. Byrne’s comments on distributism. Sadly, Catholic distributists too often are unaware or overlook the fact that Day never gave up her Marxist views on property (Byrne, “The Catholic Worker Movement (1933-1980): A Critical Analysis,” 2010, pp. 188-203).
A few months after Pius XII’s “Decree Against Communism,” Day called herself “an ex-Communist” (”Catholic Worker” [CW], November 1949). But she continued to collaborate with the Communist Party for the rest of her life. For example,she attended the the 16th Annual Communist Party Convention (conveniently held at its Greenwich Village headquarters; Day could walk there). She wrote: “certainly from any point of view, it was a privilege to be invited to attend as an observer. The Press had been excluded” (CW, March 1957).
Day believed in “private” property, with the provision that its possession be regulated by those who did not own it; and she favored “communes,” praising those in Communist China. In the July/August 1969 CW, she wrote: “’The more property becomes common—the more it becomes holy.’... But to do away with private property is a mortal sin in our system.... Fortunately, the Papal States were wrested from the Church in the last century, but there is still the problem of investment of papal funds. It is always a cheering thought to me that if we have good will and are still unable to find remedies for the economic abuses of our time, in our family, our parish, and the mighty church as a whole, God will take matters in hand and do the job for us. When I saw the Garibaldi mountains in British Columbia . . . I said a prayer for his soul and blessed him for being the instrument of so mighty a work of God.” In the October/November 1979 CW she expanded: “[Peter Maurin] told us of Proudhon, who wrote ‘A Philosophy of Poverty,’ to which Marx answered with his ‘Poverty of Philosophy,’ and Proudhon’s own answer, ‘Property is Theft.’ It was Peter’s criticism of present day capitalism. He quoted Eric Gill, ‘Property is proper to man,’ and, in combating the machine, he spoke of tools as extensions of the hand, and the necessity of people to have the responsibility of ownership of their tools, of their means of producing.”
Frankly, I didnt read a word you wrote.
And I never invited any conversation or debate with you.
My first reply in this thread is addressed to no one, purposefully!
All my comments are toward your author and my rejection of anything outside of the Catholic Church —Traditionalist.
My mind is beyond being open towards many things in life
especially liberal/progressive Catholicism and Traditionalist Catholicism and their points of view on everything or anything. Progressive and Traditionalist Catholics are alike since they both interpret the documents of Vat II the same erroneous secularizing way. One to their advantage, the other also in error, and in arrogance deny the authority of the council and even the Pope(s).
‘Trojan Horse in the City of God: The Catholic Crisis Explained” by Dietrich von Hildebrand 1967( a virtual shoe-in for ‘Doctor of the Church’ BTW)
You seem to be new here, but if your going to follow the same pattern of other Rad Trads, and reply and argue to everyone, and copy and paste volumnious works into every reply. Then be aware, your going to wear thin and appear indistinguishable from every other rad trad that comes on here with an agenda.....copy/pasting large amts. of material and arguing with everyone.