Archive for May 22nd, 2011

“The real question for non-Catholics considering Distributism is whether they can accept the philosophical positions that are the basis of Distributism. One need not be a Catholic to be a Distributist any more than one needs to be Catholic to believe those who can should help those in need. The point is that acceptance of Distributism by non-Catholics is not based on the fact it is consistent with Catholicism; it is based on the fact that Distributism is a philosophically sound and practical economic and social view. Catholics who accept Distributism do so on both grounds.”

From The Distributist Review:  http://distributistreview.com/mag/2011/05/is-distributism-catholic/

(Drawing by G K Chesterton)

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The Way of Love

The way of the Church is LOVE; it differs from the way of the legalists. The Church sees everything with tolerance and seeks to help each person, whatever he may have done, however sinful he may be.

-Elder Paisios the Athonite

(artist unknown)

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“Our fundamental problem is world destruction, caused by an irreconcilable contradiction between the natural world and the engineered world of industrialism. This conflict between nature and human interest may have begun with the first tools and weapons, but only with the triumph of industrialism has it become absolute. By now the creaturely world is absolutely at the mercy of industrial processes, which are doing massive ecological damage. How much of this damage may be repairable by economic and cultural changes remains to be seen.”

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/the-future-of-food-is-not-distinguishable-from-the-future-of-the-land/2011/05/05/AFhvN2iG_story.html

Thanks to Catherine Ryland

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