There is a lot of talk about socialism going around – socialist health care, socialist taxes, socialist laws… What is a Catholic supposed to think about socialism? Well, it’s pretty clear. Since socialism first appeared, all the popes have soundly condemned it. But a lot of people do not realize just how consistent and clear these teachings are. Some even think the Church’s teaching has changed. That is why we have put together these quotes from the popes. Next time someone tells you the Church has changed its position on socialism, show them this list. After examining the ideology of socialism, the contrast between the socialist doctrine and the doctrine of the Church becomes clear and consistent.