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#HimToo: Brian McCall & Brett Kavanaugh - Baseless Accusations Destroy Lives

Vox Catholica

Over the past year, we have seen an increase in the practice of Doxxing, De-Platforming, Social Media suspensions, firings and forced resignations, at the behest of violent Marxists, Leftists, Feminists, and all other stripes of anti-Christian zombies with little more than an allegation, in an effort to advance an agenda of social degeneration, progressivism, un-fettered immigration and homosexualism.

Controversial Radio Host Alex Jones

Controversial Radio Host Alex Jones

It wasn’t until the Alex Jones case, wherein the inflammatory radio host was de-platformed overnight by Apple, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Periscope etc., that people started to take notice of the looming danger of politicized censorship.

Jones, of course, was not the first to be de-platformed. The first serious de-platforming took place when a prominent neo-Nazi website called the Daily Stormer, ran by the infamous Andrew Anglin, was taken down after violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, due to the neglect of the Charlottesville Police Department. Shortly thereafter, there was a purge of “right-wing,” “nazi,” “white supremacists” (aka. mostly run of the mill conservatives) from the internet, and a serious pursuit to identify and persecute participants with taxpayer dollars by PBS and the liberal website Pro-Publica. These efforts have led to firings, students being kicked out of schools, de-platforming and recently 4 men being arrested for their involvement in the Virginia rally-turned-riot.

All these cases of censorship, doxxing, and de-platforming came about at the mere accusation of those ever present buzzwords in our current society of racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, nazism, fascism, white supremacism, bigotry or whatever else is in style that particular week. Some of the accusations may have been true, some may have been false, but either way, this set the precedent for two notable cases that we are seeing un-fold before our eyes this week.

Those would be the cases of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and the former Associate Dean at the Oklahoma University Law Department, Brian McCall.

Dr. Brian McCall

Dr. Brian McCall

While these two cases of McCall and Kavanaugh are at face value seemingly un-related, there is a deep vein of misandry and hatred of Truth and Justice lurking just below the surface that will become apparent.

The big story here is the case of Dr. Brian McCall. A noted scholar, lawyer, professor, associate dean, and acclaimed Catholic journalist and speaker, Dr. McCall is the last person anyone in the Traditionalist world would have expected to be attacked, ridiculed, slandered and ultimately forced to resign from his job, but those who hate truth will stop at nothing to remove anything and anyone which lays bare their own nakedness and degeneracy.

The First Story

On September 9th, a Oklahoma University Journalism School student named Drew Hutchinson published an article titled “Endowed OU law professor found connected to anti-Semitic publication.” The article went on to defame Dr. McCall’s good name and ultimately take away his livelihood by conjecture, insinuation and defamation by implication.

One claim by Drew Hutchinson in the article stated:

McCall contributed to TradCatKnight Radio, a traditionalist Catholic podcast, on July 15. David Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, was a guest on the same episode and made derogatory remarks about Jews.


This claim is demonstrably false. While it is true that both Brian McCall and David Duke were both invited as guests on TradCatKnight radio, they were featured on totally different podcast episodes.

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While I’m absolutely NOT a David Duke apologist, the idea that Brian McCall is some sort of a KKK bigot because he was invited to speak on a podcast that also featured Duke, is absurd. (Pro-Tip: David Duke is absolute kryptonite and effectively ruins anything he becomes associated with. Period. The man could donate money to an orphanage for poor African-American children, and within a week that orphanage would be shut down. Believe me.)

McCall and Duke spoke about completely different topics, and it is frankly a mystery to me why a protestant like Duke would be invited on a purportedly Catholic podcast that deals primarily with visions, prophecy and end-times predictions.

The article admits:

McCall made no anti-Semitic remarks but instead spoke about aspects of traditionalist Catholic beliefs.

But due to this guilt by association, implication and accusation, McCall is never-the-less branded an Anti-Semite by the young journalist wannabee as well as the thoroughly discredited Southern Poverty Law Center.

In another instance of guilt by association, Drew Hutchinson tries to make the claim that the brilliant Catholic Apologist, John Vennari (RIP), was some sort of a raging Anti-Semite who peddled in “really crazy conspiracies about Jews.” The only evidence for the claim was a passing mention of a book published by John Vennari, most likely the recently re-published “Permanant Instruction of the Alta Vendita,” an outline of how an Italian Lodge of Freemasons planned on infiltrating and subverting the Church, and a reference to how Mr. Vennari had said Judaism is a "part of the Kingdom of Satan."

Both of these accusations came with absolutely no footnotes, links, supporting documentation or anything substantiating the claim that John Vennari or Dr. Brian McCall were actually prejudiced towards Jews because they were born Jewish. Furthermore, Judaism, as traditionally spoken about by the Catholic Church, references a theological system of behavior and/or a religion that rejects Jesus Christ as the Son of God, something which as a belief system, or a behavior is willfully chosen and adhered to by the group in question, unlike something like race. At the rate we are going, the Bible will soon be condemned as Anti-Semitic hate speech.

In the article, McCall protested numerous times his innocence of these unsubstantiated claims of bigotry and prejudice, much like Brett Kavanaugh, and absolutely nobody gave McCall a fair hearing.

Liberals Take A Second Pass

In a follow up article on September 30th, titled “OU law professor, associate dean expresses homophobic, sexist views in 2014 book,” Hutchinson groundlessly blasted Dr. McCall for his totally valid and deeply-held religious beliefs, which are supposedly protected by the 1st Amendment, and accused him of sexism and homophobia.

Frankly the article speaks for it’s self, and Dr. McCall’s book (which you should go buy right now) “To Build the City of God: Living as Catholics in a Secular Age” outlines incredibly poignant issues for the Catholic living in the “current year.”

The issues addressed were women’s modesty, a Man’s authority over his home, union of Church and State, arguments for Traditional marriage based on the Natural Law, as well as many other topics that are frankly benign to Traditional Catholics. What I find interesting is that the vitriol and hatred for Traditional life is so intense in modern academia, Hutchinson only needed to basically state the basic teaching of the Church (not McCall’s) to whip up a frenzy over the fact that this kind of a “backwards thinking, white privileged, misogynistic, homophobic man” was an Associate Dean of the Oklahoma University School of Law.

Troubled Fake News Wannabee

Drew Hutchinson - Journalism Student @OU

So who exactly is this Drew Hutchinson girl, that effectively forced Dr. McCall to remove himself from his highly lauded career as Associate Dean of the School of Law at OU?

According to her website, Miss. Hutchinson has a history of “mental health” issues, “emotional instability,” anxiety problems, suffers from feelings of loneliness (no doubt due to her recent “terrible breakup”), lives with “turbulence and restlessness,” seeks “power,” and “loves to be in charge.” She even stated that her own mother had concerns over her mental health, and would have enrolled her in “Clown College” to make her happy. (Just in case she tries to delete this article, it is archived here.)

While, I’ve seen first hand how devastating a mental illness can be, and wish no ill towards those suffering from such diseases, young Miss. Hutchinson seems to be suffering from pathologies that come from the adherence to modern Feminism, Leftist Ideology and possibly even Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Miss. Hutchinson is clearly using Dr. McCall as her scapegoat and whipping post for her own rebellion and personal problems. For a social justice warrior, who seems to frequently lament the in-justice of the “gender-gap” in STEM fields, she has committed one of the gravest of all injustices: the bearing of false witness against one’s neighbor. And to add insult to injury, without thinking about the women and girls dependent on Dr. McCalls income from the University, she recklessly put their well being in danger. Clearly an act of oppression of women.

The Kavanaugh Connection

As we have seen, Dr. McCall has been groundlessly accused of the modern litany of sins against Social Justice, with absolutely no proof, which has now cost this courageous man his job as Associate Dean at the University of Oklahoma. This mirrors, in a way, the national drama we have seen playing out with the un-just and unfounded accusations of sexual impropriety directed at Brett Kavanaugh.

Nominee to the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh

Nominee to the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh, an honorable (albeit liberal) man with a long history of upstanding service towards his country, a man who with the grace of God could put an end to the daily Holocaust of innocent babies murdered at the hands of abortionists, reflects a certain amount of God’s Justice towards the hordes of disgusting, disgruntled, pink-hat wearing, perpetually outraged, Marxist-Feminazi-God-Hating-Liberals. This group of filth absolutely cannot risk anyone standing up for anything good and holy in our nations supreme court, and have concocted an ever-changing, un-corroborated, thoroughly discredited story about how Judge Kavanaugh drugged and gang-raped women in High-School and College and has some how gone un-detected at the highest levels of government for the past 35 years.

These accusations are losing steam, as Liberals and Democrats scramble to block this man’s appointment, but at Oaklahoma University, in an effort to rally support for the leftist’s agenda to perpetuate abortion and sex without consequences, our young “journalist” Drew Hutchinson breathlessly live-Tweeted The Gender + Equality Center’s “Take Back the Night event to take a stand against sexual violence,” an event clearly geared at discrediting the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh.

Clearly for “journalists” like Drew Hutchinson, feelings matter more than evidence and the truth.

Please say a prayer for young Miss. Hutchinson, as well as the un-justly attacked Dr. Brian McCall, and don’t forget that any one of us could be next!

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Update 10/4/18 10:38 PM:

Since Publication of this article Drew Huchinson has revised her April 21st article “Benefits of Switching Majors” sourced above. In the original blog entry, Drew includes indecent photos of herself, reproduced in this blog, as well as several paragraphs referencing relationship problems and “mental health” issues. It is not my intent to poke fun at or persecute individuals suffering from such problems at all. That being said, Miss. Huchinson quietly revised her article, deleting several paragraphs quoted in this article, most likely in an effort to frame me as someone intent on smearing young college students with a political ideology I disagree with. This is far from the truth.

Luckily, I archived her old un-edited post before I published this article. You can view her original blog entry by clicking here. You can view her newly “revised” blog entry by clicking here. By comparing these articles one can see clearly that Miss. Huchinson is trying to hide the truth and maybe regrets her honesty. I do feel sorry for her, and seriously urge you to pray for her, and all souls in need of conversion.

What Miss. Huchinson did with her “journalistic endeavor” was more akin to radical activism, not journalism. Had she interviewed Dr. McCall, his students, his co-workers et. al. I’m sure she would have found that his personal religious beliefs did not prejudice or affect the behavior of Dr. McCall in the workplace, as the statement on the situation from Dean Harroz clearly stated.


Auriesville Pilgrimage Recap: Pictures, Sermons, and District Superior's Comments on Crisis

Dave Reilly

The weekend of September 7-9 2018 marked the 25th anniversary of the Society of Saint Pius X's pilgrimage to Auriesville, NY, to the site of the National Shrine of the North American Martyrs. It was in Auriesville that three of the eight North American Martyrs, St. René Goupil, St. Isaac Jogues, and St. John de Lalande were martyred, and where St. Kateri Tekakwitha was born and grew up. Around 500 faithful came from the Northeast area to honor the martyrs of Auriesville through this event.    

The pilgrimage began on Friday night with Mass, a campfire, and sung Compline. On Saturday morning pilgrims gathered for a pep talk and a blessing by Fr. Richard Boyle before beginning the ten-mile walk. A life-size statue of our Lady of Fatima, carried by the men and boys of Christ the King parish in Ridgefield, CT, accompanied the faithful on this year’s pilgrimage. The statue was preceded by the boys of Blessed Virgin Mary Academy in Warners, NY, who led the pilgrimage with a large wooden cross. Following the statue came the girls of the academy, who livened the spirit of the pilgrimage by singing chants and hymns along the way.

The midday talk, given by Fr. Steven Soos, highlighted the 25th anniversary of the SSPX's pilgrimage, touched on the message of Our Lady of Fatima, and the crisis unfolding in the Catholic Church.

Upon reaching the shrine, the triumphant but weary pilgrims consummated the pilgrimage with a procession and a solemn high Mass in the shrine. There, the SSPX District Superior of the United States, Fr. Jurgen Wegner, preached about the lessons we can draw from the past and how to apply it to the troubled time in which we live.

Notably, Fr. Wegner made his first public statement on the now unfolding Cardinal McCarrick scandal as well as the Pennsylvania Attorney General's report. Fr. Wegner Stated:

...What can we learn in this troubled period of the church, after this report of the grand jury? After this scandal of Cardinal McCarrick, which reveal sins, weaknesses, in Christian souls, in priests, in bishops, in cardinals... Which are scandalous! Which every Christian has to condemn. But we have to make sure that it will not happen, again. That it will not happen in our circles."

While many left after the Te Deum marking the end of Mass to make the long drive home, others chose to camp overnight in order to attend  the Sunday Mass which officially closed the pilgrimage.

Check out the Photos of this year's pilgrimage below!

SSPX Ordinations 2018 - Bishop Tissier Sermon & Photo Gallery

Vox Catholica

On Friday, June 22nd, 2018, the Catholic Church welcomed 7 new priests, ordained by Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais of the Society of Saint Pius at their new Seminary in Dillwyn, Virginia.

Those seven new priests are:

  • Fr. Thomas Buschmann
  • Fr. Samuel Fabula
  • Fr. John Graziano
  • Fr. Michael Sheahan
  • Fr. Thomas Tamm
  • Fr. Nicolas McManus
  • Fr. Thomas O’Hart

Below are photographs of their ordination, as well as photos from the first masses of Fr. Sheahan, Fr. Fabula and Father O'Hart. 

Catholic Catechism: On The Severity And Distinction Of Sins - Part 2

Vox Catholica

In this Catholic Catechism class, Father continues his talk on Question 73 articles 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 on the distinctions of sins and weather some sins are worse than others.

He starts his talk by making some notes on the virtue of Prudence, which should always direct the actions of Catholics.

Catholic Catechism: Are Some Sins More Severe Than Others?

Vox Catholica

In this Catholic Catechism class, Father reviews what we have learned in previous classes. Namely, whether virtue can exist in a soul where mortal sin is present, the distinction between Natural Virtues and Supernatural Virtues, the Formed Virtues (With Charity) and the Informed Virtues (Without Charity).

After this brief review, father continues with our study of the Summa Theologica with Question 73: On The Comparison of one sin to another.

The Question discussed can be found at: http://www.newadvent.org/summa/2073.htm

At 27:00, Father discusses how Catholics should deal with homosexuality and homosexual persons (people suffering from same-sex attraction). Father lays out a charitable way of leading these individuals to the life of grace.

Catholic Catechism: Distinguishing Types of Sins

Vox Catholica

In this Catechism lesson from the late 1980's, Father teaches us about the different kinds of sin according to the method of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Father covers the differences between Venial and Mortal sins, sins of the Flesh and sins of the Spirit, what constitutes a Mortal sin, the sins of the Angels and much more.

This catechism follows very closely Question 72 in the First Part of the Second Part of the Summa Theologica of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Question 72 specifically asks the following questions:

  • Whether sins differ in species according to their objects?
  • Whether spiritual sins are fittingly distinguished from carnal sins?
  • Whether sins differ specifically in reference to their causes?
  • Whether sin is fittingly divided into sin against God, against oneself, and against one's neighbor?
  • Whether the division of sins according to their debt of punishment diversifies their species?
  • Whether sins of commission and omission differ specifically?
  • Whether sins are fittingly divided into sins of thought, word, and deed?
  • Whether excess and deficiency diversify the species of sins?
  • Whether sins differ specifically in respect of different circumstances?

The question from the Summa Theologica being discussed here can be found online, here: http://www.newadvent.org/summa/2072.htm

Fr. John O'Connor: The Marxist Destruction of Western Civilization

Vox Catholica

In this talk, Fr. John O'Connor O.P. lays out the destruction, subversion and infiltration of Western Governments by revolutionary Marxists and communists.

Father O'Connor discusses the foundation of the Federal Reserve, the destructive power of usury, and the takeover of our government by Radical Leftists.

Father John O’Conner was a Dominican priest, born in Chicago in 1929. He studied at Notre Dame University and joined the Order of Preachers in 1949. He obtained degrees in philosophy and theology, and was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in San Francisco in 1955. He taught in Catholic colleges in Madison, Wisconsin and Austin, Texas from 1955 to 1966. He was associate pastor in New Orleans from 1966-1969, and since then, as a Dominican preacher, he has travelled over 300,000 miles over the United States and Canada giving missions and retreats to the laity.

Michael Davies: The Traditionalist Movement - Yesterday And Today

Vox Catholica

At the Roman Forum in 1988, renowned Catholic author, and advocate for Traditionalism, Michael Davies discusses the state of the Catholic Church, and outlines the destruction caused by Vatican II.

Gaudete et Exultate: Pope Francis and the Death of the West

Vox Catholica

Authors Note: Be sure to check out the links provided in this article! There is a wealth of videos and archival information just on the the other side of those hyperlinks!  ~ James

Information Overload and the Memory Hole

The past few months in the U.S. and abroad have flown by at almost supersonic speeds. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, or maybe it’s because of the incredible number of developments in world politics and religion, coupled with the overwhelming tidal wave of information inundating us in our media-saturated world. According to Quora, a popular Q&A website, the average daily edition of The New York Times is around 150,000 words. It’s twice that number on Sundays. Now, if you can read 300 words per minute and don’t need to eat, drink, get up to stretch, etc., you could finish that Sunday newspaper in roughly 16.7 hours. It would take 2.7 days to read all The New York Times papers published in a week. Now, add to that every other newspaper, television show, talk radio show, news blog, Twitter, and books coming out every week, and it becomes immediately clear how serious our hyperactive, gluttonous information consumption problem is.

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The sheer volume and frequency of distractions, dings, updates, notifications and disruptions in the modern world has literally re-wired our brains and given rise to the phenomenon of the “Memory Hole”. The Memory Hole is defined as “an imaginary place where inconvenient or unpleasant information is put and quickly forgotten.”

Some things over the past few months that have been thrown down the Memory Hole include:

An incident at YouTube, where a woman (resettled in the U.S. as a refugee), disgruntled with YouTube’s practices of limiting the reach of certain posts, shot and wounded 3 YouTube staffers before killing herself.

The detention of Brittany Pettibone, a young Traditional Catholic and Identitarian activist, along with Martin Sellner; and a few days later, the detention and interrogation of Lauren Southern under the “Article 7 Terrorism Act” in the United Kingdom for handing out satirical flyers that said “Allah is a gay god,” which is tantamount to the enforcement of Islamic blasphemy laws in the U.K.

The rise of the #120db movement in Europe, started by victims of rape (some as young as 11 and 12 years old) who have been assaulted by migrants. This issue barely even made a blip on the radar in the States, no doubt, because the narrative has been deemed “Islamophobic” and thus counter-productive to the leftist push for migrant resettlement.

And last but not least, of course, the Pope’s scandalous comments to Italian reporter Eugenio Scalfari – now dubbed “HellGate” – have likewise been thrown down the Memory Hole, after about 24 hours of discussion in the mainstream media. All of these stories are going to be critical to understanding and framing our discussion on some comments made in the Pope’s latest “Apostolic Exhortation” (whatever that means, these days) Gaudete et Exultate (“Rejoice and Be Glad”) on the Call to Holiness in Today’s World.

Hell Does Exist, But Only for People Like Me 

There is obviously a truckload of problems with this new exhortation (Christopher Ferrara recently exposed a number of them), but there are two paragraphs, in particular, that caught my eye (and raised my blood pressure to dangerous levels): Paragraphs 102 and 115.

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Only two weeks have gone by since Pope Francis “allegedly” (I use this term quite loosely, in light of certain evidence) stated that Hell doesn’t exist, and that the souls of the damned just “disappear” and dissolve into oblivion. And now, apparently by some new “revelation” (from the infamous “God of Surprises”), Pope Francis has reversed course, deciding that Hell does exist, but only for people like me (a traditionalist, “neo-Pelagian”, “xenophobic”, “hate-filled” “Islamophobe”). Here is the applicable paragraph from Gaudete et Exultate:

115. Christians too can be caught up in networks of verbal violence through the internet and the various forums of digital communication. Even in Catholic media, limits can be overstepped… The result is a dangerous dichotomy, since things can be said there that would be unacceptable in public discourse, and people look to compensate for their own discontent by lashing out at others. It is striking that at times, in claiming to uphold the other commandments, they completely ignore the eighth, which forbids bearing false witness or lying, and ruthlessly vilify others. Here we see how the unguarded tongue, set on fire by hell, sets all things ablaze (cf. Jam. 3:6). 

If people like Chris Ferrara, Steve Skojec, Matt Gaspers, etc. are going to Hell for speaking the truth, at least I’ll be in good company.

Of particular interest is the phrase “unacceptable in public discourse,” which is tantamount to saying “politically incorrect speech.” Political Correctness is, of course, a Marxist tool, a defensive measure, and the counterpart to Critical Theory, the offensive tool of Cultural Marxism. Both of these tools – Political Correctness and Critical Theory – were developed by rabid anti-Catholics at the behest of Vladimir Lenin, under the watchful eye of György Lukács and the Frankfurt School of Marxist philosophers.

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The kind of speech Pope Francis believes is “unacceptable in public discourse” includes things like “Allah is a gay god,” “Europe should not become Islamic,” “Muslim rape and grooming gangs are a problem,” and of course, “The Pope is promoting heresy”. Mind you, we have professors running around the country like Dr. Tat siong Benny Liew, the Chair of New Testament Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts (a Jesuit School), who actively claims that Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, was a "gay, genderfluid drag king who…" (the rest is too obscene to reprint). I mean, I cringe even just retyping that grotesque headline from Pink News. And yet, the Pope remains silent on Professor Liew, not to mention on the notorious heretic and homosexualist Fr. James Martin, S.J.

So, are Brittany Pettibone, Martin Sellner, and Lauren Southern going to Hell for essentially taking the same headline and running a social experiment on the streets of London, replacing Jesus with Allah? In Pope Francis’ world, definitely. It’s interesting to note that this trio was only able to conduct their experiment for a few minutes before Muslims on the streets of London became so irate that the police told Southern to shut down their booth and pack up their materials; otherwise, their safety could not be guaranteed. On the first Easter Sunday, the Apostles were in hiding for “fear of the Jews” (John 20:19). Today, we are being told to hide for fear of the Muslims.

The Migrant Crisis

Returning to the Pope’s exhortation, the migrant crisis is specifically mentioned in paragraph 102:

102. We often hear it said that, with respect to relativism and the flaws of our present world, the situation of migrants, for example, is a lesser issue. Some Catholics consider it a secondary issue compared to the “grave” bioethical questions. That a politician looking for votes might say such a thing is understandable, but not a Christian, for whom the only proper attitude is to stand in the shoes of those brothers and sisters of ours who risk their lives to offer a future to their children. Can we not realize that this is exactly what Jesus demands of us, when He tells us that in welcoming the stranger we welcome Him (cf. Matt. 25:35)? Saint Benedict did so readily, and though it might have “complicated” the life of his monks, he ordered that all guests who knocked at the monastery door be welcomed “like Christ”, with a gesture of veneration; the poor and pilgrims were to be met with “the greatest care and solicitude”.

This paragraph, for me, is one of the most offensive and ignorant things the Pope has ever stated, and yes, for me this surpasses “HellGate”.

By some incredibly false line of reasoning, the Pope tries to draw an equivalence between ending abortion and accepting migrants in our Western countries to the point of “veneration”. This is something any sane Catholic must reject out of hand, as the sin of abortion (i.e. murder) cries to Heaven for vengeance, whereas the national defense of a country against foreign invaders (with whom Catholics have been at war for over a millennia) is not only a right but a duty of civil authorities. Protecting our sons and daughters from rape gangs (whose members, at least in the U.K., overwhelmingly share Middle-Eastern/migrant backgrounds) is not an act of hatred or violence, but an act of love for our children. If rejecting such migrants would mean a substantial drop in these and other heinous crimes (e.g. murders, stabbings, acid attacks, bombings), it seems a “no-brainer” to keep them out. These things are not minor “complications” in any way comparable to the “complications” the monks at St. Benedict’s monastery had to deal with.

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When we allow these Muslim migrants into our Western countries, we are inviting not our “brothers and sisters” (as the Pope would have us believe), but an invading force of anti-Christian hoards, who worship a false “god” (ultimately, the devil – see Psalm 95:5) and ever more rapidly erode the Christian roots of our already decaying cultures.

To say that Jesus “demands of us” a warm reception and veneration of these Islamic migrants (whose stated goal is to turn Europe into a caliphate) is tantamount to blasphemy.

We must reject these suicidal notions of “tolerance” being propagated by the radical Left, including even the current Pope. We must defend our divinely revealed Catholic Faith. We must protect our countries from being subdued by these foreign invaders. And finally, we must not forget that a good defense requires a strong offense, which means once again Christianizing our countries and actively fighting for the Social Kingship of Christ in all of our affairs.

Do not allow this self-described “revolutionary” Pope to continue aiding in the brainwashing of our real Christian brothers and sisters, and do not be afraid to take a stand for God and Country. Failure to do so will result in Western Civilization itself being thrown down the Memory Hole.

Bishop Tissier: On Marriage and The Family - 1992

Vox Catholica

This is an INCREDIBLE and previously un-published talk of Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais given in Ridgefield Connecticut on July 10, 1992 about the Christian Family and Education.

Since the family is the basic building block of society, without strong families, we will not have strong societies. 

The good Bishop speaks of the great Islamic Replacement happening in Western Countries (and many years before this became a main-stream talking point) and warns that if Christians do not have big families, we will lose our societies. 

Here are some notable quotations:

2:30 And so what the Conciliar Church no longer wants, and what the Conciliar Church has excommunicated, is not only the true bishops and the true priests, it is not only the Mass of Tradition, but it is all the bastions of the Catholic Faith.  I quote only the words of Cardinal Ratzinger… Several years ago Cardinal Ratzinger said with Hans Urs Von Balthazar, a heretical theologian, “we must say the must urgent thing today is the demolition of the bastions” he said. A cardinal. “The dismantling of the bastions”. And what are these bastions, the bastions of the catholic faith? The bastions of Catholicism? They are the Catholic Family, Catholic Schools, Catholic Churches, Catholic Mass, Catholic Catechisms, Catholic Civil Laws, Catholic Governments, and finally Catholic States. On the contrary, we are for these bastions. It is a mission of the priestly society of Saint Pius the X, to rebuild these bastions of the Catholic Faith. To rebuild these destroyed bastions of the Catholic Faith. And we have begun with the Catholic Mass and the Priesthood 22, 23 years ago in Switzerland with Archbishop LeFebvre. We have continued with our chapels, seminaries naturally, with our priories, because the priests must live a life of community… But this work would be totally useless if it is not continued with catholic families and catholic schools.

11:45 The Catholic Family is normally, if god allows it, permits it, the large family. A family with many children. Christian England, Christian France, Christian America, must not die for want of children. Must not die Islamized, oh yes. This is a great danger in France especially, and also in your country (America) to die Islamized. Because the only families with many children are Traditionalist families, and Islamic families. It is so in France. And so the Conciliar race is an endangered species. Deo Gratias, I would say. But it is dangerous, the Islamic people are very many, naturally. So only Tradition, only strong convictions are fruitful.

It is a fact that demonstrate it. Liberalism, Conciliarism, lead to sterility. They are sterile. The fruits of Vatican II, it is childless families, dead families. And especially the root of the problem is the new conception of marriage given by Vatican II. It is in Vatican II!

35:34 It is very sad to see the new type of christian family. Husband, wife, a boy and a girl. It is the typical family. A typical modern family. Television everywhere, with the advertising. A husband a wife, and a boy and a girl. It is false! Once I was driving my car and before me was another car. On the front seat was Mr. DuPont and Mrs. DuPont, you know, and on the back seat, was the dog. The model of the new Christian family. Of the Conciliar family. Mr., Mrs., and the dog. What an awful idea of marriage.

39:14 People marry, and especially in the Conciliar families, and also in the non-Catholic families, people marry and say “we will have two children, and only two children!” And if they say this, with a real will of doing so, this marriage is invalid. Invalid. They have no right to limit the number of their children. To limit so rigorously without any grave reason, makes this invalid.

40:05 …Even if we must be criticized, be mocked, be laughed at in the streets… “What is this family with 7, 10, 15 children? How ridiculous! What a scandal!” Even if we must be pointed out and called insane and mad by these grave diggers of marriage and family.

41:20 Homosexuality and Civil Unions…

48:00 With Vatican II and the [doctrine of] religious liberty; “with all false religions” said Archbishop LeFebvre, “bring with themselves immorality”. In the Islamic religion, it is well known that one husband can have up to 5 wives. It is allowed. And also, protestant denominations do not recognize the indissolubility of marriage. Many people who are our “separated brethren” say “we get married, but if it does not work, we have the possibility of divorce.” It is this saying that makes of this marriage, and invalid marriage also. Invalid. To marry with the idea of divorcing if it doesn’t work. It is invalid. So dear friends, let’s have the true idea of marriage. And let us react against these awful dangers that threaten the Christian marriage. Let us fight against these grave diggers of marriage. 

50:28 Catholic People need Catholic laws, and Catholic government. And here in America, why could that not be the case? In some states in America, there is almost a majority of Catholics. Why could it not exist a catholic state? And Catholic laws, that is laws which encourage the religion, marriage, the family, schools. Yes? We must fight for this ideal of the Catholic State. The reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the political life. In the social life. You must understand, our lord must not reign only in the churches and in the sacristies, no. He must reign everywhere. In society, in the politics, through our laws which correspond to the gospel. This is normal. It is our fight. Our Catholic Fight.

Fr. Schmidberger: Archbishop Lefebvre and the Modern Popes

Vox Catholica

Father Franz Schmidberger, former Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X, discusses the relationship between Archbishop Marcel LeFebvre, and the modern Popes. 

Ever since the Second Vatican council, tension with Rome has been very high, as Liberals and Marxists hijacked the Church, and broke with the 2,000 year Tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, and Archbishop LeFebvre stood up and defended the truth against those who were trying to destroy the church.

Father Schmidberger discusses the backstory of Vatican II and the changes implemented by John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul II,  and Benedict.

Since this lecture was given on March 12, 2006, Pope Francis had not yet been elected Pope, and some of the new developments are obviously not discussed.

Father Schmidberger divides his talk into four parts: 

He starts by talking about the ministry of Saint Peter (The Pope). 

The second part discusses the attitude of Archbishop Lefebvre and the SSPX towards these modern (conciliar) popes. 

The Third part asks weather these popes are TRUE popes (looking into the ideas of Sedevacantism). 

The Fourth Part draws some conclusions, and takes a look towards the future. 

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*Video* A Sign Of Hope 1986 - Saint Thomas Aquinas Seminary

Vox Catholica

 

In 1986 Father (now Bishop) Williamson who was rector of Saint Thomas Aquinas Seminary, was interviewed by Fr. Bourmaud along with various seminarians in attendance at the time.

This vintage documentary was filmed in Ridgefield, Connecticut, where Saint Thomas Aquinas Seminary was located until 1988.

The seminary has since moved to Dillwyn, Virginia, where a new seminary has been erected to accommodate the large number of vocations growing out of the Traditional Catholic Communities in North America. Details on the new seminary can be found at www.STAS.org.

The buildings you see on this video, in Ridgefield, Connecticut, are still in use by the SSPX, as Saint Ignatius Retreat House, and has a growing chapel there under the patronage of Christ the King.

At Saint Ignatius Retreat House, there are retreats for men and women held every month, and it is a great way to refocus your life, with the Traditional Catholic faith as your bedrock. To learn more about Saint Ignatius Retreat House, visit www.SSPXRidgefield.com.

In this video, Fr. Bourmaud Talks with several priests who were seminarians in 1986, including Fr. Johnson, Fr. Robinson, Fr. Albert (OP) Fr. Dean and Fr. Kimball. More information on the SSPX is available online at www.SSPX.org

*Video* Econe: The Priests For Tomorrow

Vox Catholica

In the wake of the devastation of the Second Vatican Council, one bishop, Archbishop Marcel LeFebvre, stood up against these changes and held fast to the Catholic Faith of all time. In 1970, Archbishop LeFebvre founded the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) as a religious order, operating within the Catholic Church, with provisional approbation from +François Charrière, Bishop of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg.

The provisional status of the SSPX was rescinded by Bishop Charrière's successor, Bishop Pierre Mamie, and Archbishop LeFebvre was unable to appeal this un-just decision.

Although some say that the SSPX is in an "irregular" canonical position, it is evident that the Society is Catholic, teaches the true doctrine of the Catholic Church, and celebrates the Mass of All time as approved by the Church.

More details on the Society can be found at www.SSPX.org Now, more than ever, it is more and more evident that Archbishop LeFebvre was right, and that the church (or at least her leaders) has gone astray.

Pope Francis has recently denied the existence of Hell, and been presented with "Dubia" about his apostolic exhortation "Amoris Laetitia," and hundreds of other theologians have signed a "Correction Filialis" which accuses the Pope of allowing the propogation of heresy.

People like Jesuit priest Father James Martin run around the church actively normalizing the "LGBT Community," and encouraging the destruction of the family, and the USCCB has been caught funding Pro-LGBT and Pro-Abortion left-wing activist groups. We need faithful groups like the SSPX now, more than ever during this crisis in the world and in the Church.

Video & Pictures: A Pilgrim’s Perspective in Quito, Ecuador

Vox Catholica

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When you think of a pilgrimage, there are many images and places that come to mind. The Camino de Santiago, Chartres, Fatima, and Lourdes in Europe, and Auriesville and Starkenburg in the U.S. all come to mind; but there is another pilgrimage which has become an annual tradition especially among the faithful attending chapels of the Society of Saint Pius X, and for good reason: Quito, Ecuador.

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It was over 400 years ago when the Mother of God appeared to Mother Mariana de Jesús (Torres) of the Conceptionist Franciscan Nuns of the Royal Monastery of the Immaculate Conception, in Quito. Our Lady came with troubling messages concerning our own times, which as prophesied by Our Lady Herself, went widely unnoticed until recently. But now, we should and must certainly pay attention to these messages.

Our Lady’s apparitions in Quito were the first in a series of apparitions (including La Salette, Fatima and Akita) warning of a crisis of the Faith, a crisis within the Church, and a crisis in the social and political orders.

The Meaning Behind the Name

If you’ve ever been to the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in France, you’ll know that the focus has been taken off of Our Lady’s warnings, and the aspects of “love” and “forgiveness” have been exaggerated.

It is the same way with Fatima. Between Pope John XXIII calling the three children seers “prophets of doom” and the obfuscation of the Third Secret, the true message of Our Lady of Fatima has been carefully controlled by certain people and groups of people who wish to use the words of the Mother of God for their purposes, and not for Heaven’s.

In this manner, the message of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso de la Purificación, "Our Lady of Good Success of the Purification," has also been hidden and obfuscated partly due to parties that do not want to see the Church painted in a negative light, and partly because of a “lost in translation” kind of error.

The title “Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso” has been shortened in English to Our Lady of “Good Success,” but this is actually an error. The word “suceso” does not translate directly to “success” in English, but is closer to the word “event.” But “Our Lady of the Good Event” begs the question “what event?” And here lies part of the true meaning of Our Lady’s message.

The Purification was the moment in which Our Lady was shown the true nature of Her Divine Son’s mission on earth: to be sacrificed for the sins of mankind, purifying them in His Precious Blood. Just as the blood of one turtle dove washed the other allowing it to go free and symbolically fly to Heaven, Our Lord’s Blood frees us from our sins, through Baptism and the Sacraments, to fly from our chains of bondage to Heaven. It was at this moment that Our Lady began to suffer the wounds of Her Son’s Passion and Crucifixion, a sword piercing Her heart; a sword of sacrifice and suffering that She would carry with Her until the day of Her Assumption into Heaven.

It is this sense of sacrifice and Divine victimhood that has been lost in the priesthood and the religious life since Vatican II. The Mass is no longer considered the sacrifice of Our Lord, renewed and re-presented on the altar, but a meal between friends, presided over by a priest who is scarcely needed more than the laity. This fundamental change of the very nature of the priesthood has been a huge contributing factor to the loss of vocations in the Conciliar Church. The priest has had his raison d’être taken away from him, and without this self-sacrifice, there is less and less grace being poured down from Heaven on the Church and the faithful.

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A second sense of sacrifice that has been lost, but which can be renewed by Our Lady of “Buen Suceso de la Purificación,” is the sacrifice of the religious life: men and women who give their souls and their lives to the service of God on earth, to pray, suffer, and work for the fulfillment of God’s Will. Since the “New Church” is all about peace, love and joy, the virtues of long-suffering, penance, and submission to the Will of God have been lost and replaced with fruitless platitudes, and an erroneous understanding of why mankind exists at all.

Our Lady of “Buen Suceso” wishes to renew these truths, and purify God’s Holy Church with the true Sacrifice of the Mass, and the sacrifice of the individual renouncing himself, through the religious life. This is made especially clear when Our Lady told Mother Mariana that She Herself will be the Abbess of the Monastery of the Immaculate Conception, in a sense takeing the religious name “Our Lady of Good Success of the Purification.” It isn’t a title like “Our Lady of Fatima” or “Our Lady of La Salette.” Rather, “Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso de la Purificación” is essentially a religious name; and without souls dedicated to the religious life and to prayer, the restoration of the Church will never occur.

The True Message

When Our Lady appeared to Mother Mariana, She told her of the almost-total destruction of the Faith and the Catholic Church in the 20th Century:

“Unbridled passions will give way to a total corruption of customs because satan will reign through the Masonic sects, targeting the children in particular to ensure general corruption.”

“Unhappy, the children of those times! Seldom will they receive the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. As for the sacrament of Penance, they will confess only while attending Catholic schools, which the devil will do his utmost to destroy by means of persons in authority.”

“The same will occur with Holy Communion. Oh, how it hurts me to tell you that there will be many and enormous public and hidden sacrileges!”

“In those times, the sacrament of Extreme Unction will be largely ignored.… Many will die without receiving it, being thereby deprived of innumerable graces, consolation, and strength in the great leap from time to eternity.”

“The Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with the Church, will be thoroughly attacked and profaned. Masonry, then reigning, will implement iniquitous laws aimed at extinguishing this sacrament. They will make it easy for all to live in sin, thus multiplying the birth of illegitimate children without the Church’s blessing….”

“Secular education will contribute to a scarcity of priestly and religious vocations.”

“The holy Sacrament of Holy Orders will be ridiculed, oppressed, and despised, for in this both the Church and God Himself are oppressed and reviled, since He is represented by His priests.”

“The devil will work to persecute the ministers of the Lord in every way, working with baneful cunning to destroy the spirit of their vocation and corrupting many. Those who will thus scandalize the Christian flock will bring upon all priests the hatred of bad Christians and the enemies of the One, Holy, Roman Catholic, and Apostolic Church. This apparent triumph of satan will cause enormous suffering to the good Pastors of the Church… and to the Supreme Pastor and Vicar of Christ on earth who, a prisoner in the Vatican, will shed secret and bitter tears in the presence of God Our Lord, asking for light, sanctity, and perfection for all the clergy of the world, to whom he is king and father.”

“Unhappy times will come wherein those who should fearlessly defend the rights of the Church will instead, blinded despite the light, give their hand to the Church’s enemies and do their bidding. But when [evil] seems triumphant and when authority abuses its power, committing all manner of injustice and oppressing the weak, their ruin shall be near. They will fall and crash to the ground.”

“At the end of the 19th century and throughout a great part of the 20th, many heresies will be propagated in these lands.…”

“The small number of souls who will secretly safeguard the treasure of Faith and virtues will suffer a cruel, unspeakable, and long martyrdom. Many will descend to their graves through the violence of suffering and will be counted among the martyrs who sacrificed themselves for the country and the Church.”

“To be delivered from the slavery of these heresies, those whom the merciful love of My Son has destined for this restoration will need great will-power, perseverance, courage, and confidence in God. To try the faith and trust of these just ones, there will be times when all will seem lost and paralyzed. It will then be the happy beginning of the complete restoration….”

“In those times the atmosphere will be saturated with the spirit of impurity which, like a filthy sea, will engulf the streets and public places with incredible license.… Innocence will scarcely be found in children, or modesty in women.”

“There shall be scarcely any virgin souls in the world. The delicate flower of virginity will seek refuge in the cloisters.… Without virginity, fire from heaven will be needed to purify these lands.”...

“Sects, having permeated all social classes, will find ways of introducing themselves into the very heart of homes to corrupt the innocence of children. The children’s hearts will be dainty morsels to regale the devil.…”

“Religious communities will remain to sustain the Church and work with courage for the salvation of souls.… The secular clergy will fall far short of what is expected of them because they will not pursue their sacred duty. Losing the Divine compass, they will stray from the way of priestly ministry mapped out for them by God and will become devoted to money, seeking it too earnestly.”

“Pray constantly, implore tirelessly, and weep bitter tears in the seclusion of your heart, beseeching the Eucharistic Heart of My most holy Son to take pity on His ministers and to end as soon as possible these unhappy times by sending to His Church the Prelate who shall restore the spirit of her priests.”

“In those times in the secular clergy there will be much to desire. Because the priests will neglect their sacred duty, losing the Divine compass, they will stray from the path charted by God in the priestly ministry, becoming fond of money and striving to obtain it to excess. And, since the Church will suffer the dark night of the lack of a prelate and father who watches over with paternal love, with gentleness, strength, sound judgement and prudence, many of them will lose their spirit, putting their souls in great danger.”

When reading what Our Lady told Mother Mariana over 400 years ago, the vivid imagery of things like the changing of all of the Sacraments after Vatican II, the Spotlight scandalthe sacrilegious distribution of Holy Communion at “Mega Masses” (and “regular” Masses for that matter), the exodus of vocations from the Church, the propagation of homosexualism and “gay marriage” within the church (e.g. Fr. James Martin, S.J.) immediately comes to mind. The list is non-stop, and the accuracy with which Our Lady describes these things makes it almost seem as though it would have been impossible for anyone to write these things so long before they actually happened.

Who, in the 16th and 17th centuries could have possibly predicted these things, other than Our Lady?

Our Response to Our Lady’s Apparitions

Father Adam Purdy, the Society of St. Pius X priest behind the organization of their pilgrimage to Quito, sees a solution within these almost apocalyptic messages to Mother Mariana.

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“I think She lists a program. You can look at it from the side of all of these evils. For example, She goes through all the Sacraments. We know that all the Sacraments after Vatican II have been changed. She lists all the Sacraments and the destruction that’s going to happen to them; so we can see the side of devastation, but if you flip it around, it’s actually telling you what needs to be done to restore.”

“So, Baptism is not going to be given, and Confirmation neither. Well, the ministers of the Church better start teaching and providing for that. And the Holy Eucharist being profaned – this has to stop, which is why the whole scenario of the “New Mass” needs to stop. And we see this loss of the priestly spirit. What would Archbishop Lefebvre say? It’s time to restore the priestly spirit!”

“It’s only going to happen when young men go to the seminary… And young men are only going to go to the seminary when they are the fruits of a solid Catholic upbringing, from solid Catholic parents, parents who possess good spiritual lives, and a kind of culture that supports them, which is the work of a mission.”

“You know when the Jesuits came to these countries in South America, they didn’t come to [just distribute] the Holy Eucharist. They came to establish Catholic civilization from the ground up. From the dirt. Right from the ground up. To create a whole Catholic way of life.”

“And this is the program. The Sacrament of Matrimony. We need to teach of the glories of the married state, the responsibilities of the married state. The graces, and the means of sanctification contained within the married state. We have to teach how offensive to God all these other things are… All these unnatural things.”

“It’s a program that She’s putting before our eyes, if we’re looking at these things rightly. And all of us who have this kind of awareness of what’s going on, we must really bend ourselves to put into this program… A program in which we will go forth and multiply, and make all things new again.”

A Warm Reception

This program that Our Lady presents to us, also hinges on the prayers of souls devoted entirely to God in the religious orders. She told Mother Mariana that it is these good and holy souls that counterbalance the priests and religious who are not faithfully discharging their duties.

It is true that we need to be open to the call of God for ourselves (or, if married, our children) to enter the priesthood and religious life as Traditional Catholics, but it would be an error to say that those who enter religious life within the framework of the Novus Ordo are not doing so for the love of God. I believe most of them are; they are just lacking in a solid, traditional Catholic formation. Just as people convert to the true Faith of God in the secular world every day, it is possible for the priest and religious to convert to Tradition, to understand the errors and the heresies with which they were surrounded for so long. Monsignor James Byrnes, Father David Phillipson and Father James McLucas are well-known examples of this transition.

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During our pilgrimage in Quito, we began every morning by processing through the streets of the thoroughly-Catholic city, carrying a statue of Our Lady to the religious houses all throughout the city’s historic center (Augustinian, Carmelite, Dominican, Jesuit, Mercedarian, etc.) The response I observed on the part of the religious (priests, brother and sisters) was most encouraging. They received Our Lady, as well as the priests of the Society of Saint Pius X, with a warmth, joy, and gratitude, that I haven’t seen anywhere else.

For example, when I was with an SSPX priest and a group of Traditional Catholics at Paray-le-Monial in France, we were actually thrown out of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart where Father was preparing to offer Mass. Just a few years ago, in Auriesville, New York, the Jesuits called the police on the Society’s pilgrimage led by Bishop Bernard Fellay, and we were forbidden to have Mass (or even process as a group) within the Coliseum of the National Shrine of the North American Martyrs.

But in Quito, there was nothing but love, appreciation, and admiration for the priests and laity keeping the True Faith of Jesus Christ alive, in this time of near-universal corruption.

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Is it possible that this small spark of faith could reignite the flame of Catholicism in Ecuador, a country consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by its saintly President in 1874? God knows, but we cannot stop trying and praying. We cannot stop promoting the message of Our Lady of “Buen Suceso.”

It is impossible to give what we do not have. And, without pride or a sense of superiority, it is safe to say that we have the Catholic Faith and we can give the Faith as it was given to us, to those disposed to receive it. From what I saw in Quito over the past week, they are hungry and ready for it.

Capitalism vs. Distributism

Steven Bachmann

Capitalism is not Catholic. It's not the default, simple system that many people assume it to be. It has its roots in Enlightenment thinkers, and necessarily requires classical liberalism to justify itself. It begins in the theories of those like John Locke, Adam Smith, and Turgot, and has no tested lineage beyond these innovators. I've never heard of the definition of capitalism outside of circles fundamentally opposed to the Church. And yet distributism, which is in-line with Catholic teaching and based in the market practices of Catholic medieval Europe, is excused as a second-rate economic theory by a grave many believers?

Distributism uses a subsidiary hierarchy of moral authority, of ecclesiastical, political, social, and economic parts respectively, to create an organic society by which its participative members are compelled to distribute the factors of production as widely as possible amongst themselves.Capitalism is the establishment of free enterprise, in the hopes that anarchistic properties of the market mechanism distribute capital in a circulating flow from two separated classes - producer and consumer - as efficiently as possible. The emancipated focus of each system is its human members and capital, respectively. 

Let's observe these two definitions. Each is an unbiased definition of what that ideology does, and what is favors. The distributist systems aims clearly at a cohesion that is beyond the act of making money, the goal is literally transcendent from profit. Profit is used as a means to build the social order that promotes its industry in all. Because people are born into a form of social fabric, they become more involved than a mere hireling, and the result transforms into a market that may be slow, but is sustainable for a thousand years. Capitalism is a functional opposite in every way: it favors the elimination of any social caste that would even remotely hinder the sacred goals of profit and turnover. It separates people into argumentative groups of producer and consumer by nature instead of unifying, fosters competition and successive elimination of businesses rather than cooperation, and creates a massive disparity of vision and wealth between industrial business owners and the employed consumer. A review of some of its further champions can vouch for its moral track record.

Capitalism has endorsed usury, which, as we know, is the charging of interest out on loans, as a standard practice. Condemned by great ecclesiastical minds like Thomas Aquinas (he explained that interest is like charging a man for a bottle of wine, and then charging him again to drink it), interest is a tool that has been used by scrupulous bankers throughout the ages to take advantage of those in desperate straits. While forbidden in medieval Christian Europe, our Modern world is built upon the necessity of debt so thoroughly that it's practically required for normal existence, but yet few question the morality of generously taking from - and trapping - individuals who have no other option.

Due of its solid beliefs in the most fluid and efficient flow of capital achievable, capitalism encouraged policies that enable the affluent, monied classes. Concessions for business like private property ownership and equality before the law are frequently toted as heralding symbols of our Modern economic system, but were nothing more than simple heirlooms, already assumed requisites and working parts of the markets in the Old World. Leo XIII iterates this forgotten fact perfectly in his encyclical Rerum Novarum, distinguishes the two by condemning capitalism and relentlessly defending property rights in the same instance. And His Holiness was completely consistent in arguing so; because to say that capitalism exclusively endorses private property rights is like trying to claim that Modern feminism exclusively endorses women. This sort of preferential claim is against all other forms of thought is an ignorant one. 

The fundamental understanding of capital as this live asset of investment within hyperactive markets is what distinguishes capitalism from the preceding guild systems of Europe. The invisible hand of free enterprise governs people, rather than people governing business. Money is in control. This set of ideas and its related venture use of capital were not feasible until the eve of the Renaissance, when an excess of prosperity brought the beginning of joint ventures of exploration and trade. New ventures like these birthed investment and some of the first corporations, agitating and ultimately changing the structure of the preceding economy into something wholly new. It's impossible that capitalism existed as some abstract-standard-with-a-different-name before the Enlightenment philosophes called it capitalism. To think that capitalism pioneered property rights or the ownership of the factors of production, for instance, or that these features were the showcase of its definition, is to be a little mistaken. It merely inherited both of these practices from its predecessor, from which commentators like Hillaire Belloc and G.K. Chesterton created the economic theory of distributism. Economic systems were entirely different during the Middle Ages - but for some reason, I'm pretty sure the townsmen then still understood freedoms like private possession just as well.

Now while capitalism does have an overwhelmingly different character, it does confusingly share much in common with the distributist ideal. The difference, primarily - and what made capitalism boldly different, which it did invent itself - was an absence of a certain control. But this isn't control from a centrally controlling power, like a privately regulatory government in the socialist theory. The primary control missing comes from the moral authority created both within the echelons of society, and the Church. If you think hard enough about it, it's curious how the structures within society that businesses serve mean nothing to those businesses today. Only through best profit, through money, is any decision relevant. What makes our margins higher? In that way, capitalism has actually done well to erode social distinctions and the ethics that they create. For profits to be most efficient, industry of scale necessitates the concentration of resources into a centralized corporatism, which many distributists accurately criticize for inadvertently leading into socialism anyway. That's where we are today in the United States, isn't it? In this sense, capitalism is just as unsustainable, perhaps only as possible in theory as communism is. The state of capitalism is not a state of being, but a state of inevitably transforming into something else.

Conversely, distributism necessitates as widely distributed factors of production as possible among the people, and employs social methods to do so. It implies a preference of owning your own business, of working for yourself, which sets the most economic liberty possible before each and every person. Meanwhile systems like Churches, guilds, and an artisan system, rather than industrialized economy, exert the presence of ethical existence that capitalism rids itself of. Guilds act oppositely of unions, and unite tradesman of a craft together in practice, rather than dividing the worker and owner from within. Social structure is as much a study of distributism as the "purely" economic side. So just like Modern science doesn't understand the existence of God, because its horizons are definitely limited to the physical existence, so capitalism is blind to distributism, because its horizons are limited only see the monetary, the economic existence below who uses it. As one distributist said, "In contrast [to capitalism], distributism seeks to subordinate economic activity to human life as a whole, to our spiritual life, our intellectual life, our family life."

Subsidiarity is also a belief that should get some attention, in order to ward off the wrongful idea that we're just reinventing socialism. Now obviously, as Catholics, we believe in the necessity of hierarchy. Socialism has organized central hierarchy, while capitalism does not. Socialism's hierarchy is tyrannical, unfounded, and repressive, whereas capitalism is equally damnable for having no idea of centralism. The distributist offers a third way. We recognize the authority invested in the Church, the undisputed authority of our souls and consequent details of life, but yet realize the freedom of the secular crown to exist and operate within their potential as regulators for the temporal existence of nations. And we're all patriotic and know that our king has precedence (The US is a little different with republicanism, but it's the same idea), but yet we all nonetheless recognize the right of the tradesmen to regulate their own members for fear of government corruption and heavyhandedness. And we all recognize the vast necessity of quality wares and fair pay for which the guilds are responsible for enforcing, but yet we understand that the free nature of the human conscience, and that God desires this to be, must be fundamentally respected. See, these echelons of power - and freedoms - exist together in the concept of subsidiarity: "that no larger unit (whether social, economic, or political) should perform a function which can be performed by a smaller unit."

With each different author, distributism has been articulated as being realized by slightly different mechanisms. Unlike capitalism, unfortunately, distributism has never been a mainstream Modern goal, so its manifestation isn't nearly as tangible. It remains very theoretical. So if you ever had an interest into the further working details of distributism, the best information you can find are at its sources: both the Catholic medieval period, and the authors that ultimately wanted to recreate the more just parts of it. But at any rate, the primary differences between capitalism and distributism remain the same. It's the fundamentals that tell the difference, all authors have agreed on that. After all, the proof lies in the pudding. Examples like the banana republic, the steel titans, the railroad monopolies, the establishment of enormous national banks, and even the excessive existence of insurance companies were not possible feats of the pre-capitalist period most associated with distributism. While most people measure all forms of economy on a two-way scale between capitalism and socialism, these are not good standards at all, and in reality should be on the same side of any scale they occupy! 

But even with in their times of their intellectual procurators, many Catholics were nonetheless still skeptic about the precepts of distributism in the face of mainstream economic thought. “Freethinkers” of the Enlightenment wrote extensively on the benefits and freedoms afforded to man in what became capitalism, which is why it’s still associated with the notion of freedom today. They made intellectual assertions about property in the hopes of defining their desire of equality, which translated into the destruction of the nobilities and monarchies that presided socially over the emerging class of traders and craftsmen, whom they favored. These treatises on “liberty, equality, and property” still exist romantically in the minds of many Americans today. It seems like these philosophical writings of theirs have many faithful hung up on how to differentiate the fundamentals of the two systems apart. It helps when you remove the boogeyman that they give to tradition in classical liberalism, to remove their ambiguous statements of freedom in order to observe the real working differences between the two. And those real working differences have absolutely nothing to do with having small details.