Socialism

US Bishops Caught Funding Network Stumping for Biden’s Election

NEWS PROVIDED BY MICHAEL HICHBORN, Lepanto Institute, Oct. 14, 2020 WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ -- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has been caught providing millions of dollars to a network of community organizers that are directly involved in an... read more

No, Jesus Wasn’t a Socialist

Christian charity, being voluntary and heartfelt, is utterly distinct from the compulsory, impersonal mandates of the state. By Lawrence Reed, Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), January 5, 2020 The claim that Jesus Christ was a socialist has become a popular refrain among liberals,... read more

Socialism Is for the Incurious

Human reality is drained of dignity and reduced to raw material for the schemes of utopian power. By Roger Kimball, Wall Street Journal, September 2, 2019 I was struck by a news report this summer about Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. It has long been known that he and his wife chose to... read more

What “Deep Christian Convictions” of “Democratic Socialism”?

[On Marhc 8, 2019, Paul Kengor was the featured speaker at our Catholic Citizens of Illinois Forum Luncheon. Kengor's topic was: “The Catholic Church’s 200 Year Opposition to Communism: Can She Hold Firm?”] By Paul Kengor, Crisis, May 2, 2019 I do my best to avoid The New York Times.... read more

Cardinal expresses concern as conditions worsen in Venezuela

Catholic News Agency, July 9, 2019 Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo said Monday that conditions in Venezuela continue to deteriorate under the country's socialist government. “We are living in an exceptional and unheard-of situation, which is not the result of war, nor of any armed... read more

Unitarian leftist: Socialism is not ethically superior to capitalism

by Rev. Ben Johnson • April 26, 2019 Is it better, or worse, for the government to compel the redistribution of wealth? Unitarian minister A. Powell Davies addressed the issue. Socialism has made a resurgence in this generation, not least because of its deceptive moral appeal.... read more

On Trump, Democrats, and Socialism

Written by Dr. Paul G. Kengor I published a piece recently on the reaction to President Trump’s condemnation of socialism in his State of the Union. He said something indisputably factual and indubitably obvious to most Americans: “Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to... read more

Will Pope Francis Canonize Socialist Bishop Who Supported Armed Struggle?

by George Neumayr  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 9, 2019    97 Comments The Left is cheering on the canonization movement for Dom Helder Camara Around the time of Vatican II, a group of socialist bishops signed a secret manifesto called the Pact of the Catacombs. It received... read more

Cash for Commies Edition!

By Michael Hichborn, Lepanto Institute So after Lepanto uncovered $240,000 of Catholic cash going to an organization that helps Planned Parenthood, and another $280,000 to a pro-homosexual, pro-abortion group -- guess who the Catholic bishops gave funding to in Indiana? COMMUNISTS. No --... read more

Alexis de Tocqueville, socialism, and the American Way

by John Wilsey • October 17, 2018 Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) is perhaps best known among Americans as the author of the influential work, Democracy in America. He produced the book in two volumes -- the first, which came out in 1835 and the second, which came out in 1840 -- after taking... read more

Capitalism vs. Socialism

Written by Walter E. Williams Several recent polls, plus the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, demonstrate that young people prefer socialism to free market capitalism. That, I believe, is a result of their ignorance and indoctrination during their school years, from kindergarten through... read more