The Seductions of Socialism: The Church’s consistent response through the ages

The Seductions of Socialism: The Church’s consistent response through the ages

Materialism, fantasy and false worship were the temptations Satan thrust at Christ, and he is tempting our nation the same way. These seductions are a formula for Socialism, which Winston Churchill in 1948 defined as “The philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.”    A poorly educated generation succumbs to adolescent…

Chinese churches forced to replace Ten Commandments with Xi Jinping quotes

Chinese churches forced to replace Ten Commandments with Xi Jinping quotes

Beijing, China, Sep 23, 2019—(CNA)—Christian churches in China have been ordered to take down displays of the Ten Commandments and replace them with quotes from Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to reports.  According to Bitter Winter, a magazine covering religious liberty and human rights in China,  churches belonging to the country’s state-run “Three-Self Patriotic Movement”…

Practical Reality of Socialism: Venezuelan cardinal says Maduro has ‘led the country to a terrible ruin’

Practical Reality of Socialism: Venezuelan cardinal says Maduro has ‘led the country to a terrible ruin’

Caracas, Venezuela, Nov 4 2019-CNA—Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino has said that if the administration of Nicolas Maduro “truly had love for Venezuela they would have already left power.” In an interview published by the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional, Cardinal Urosa, Archbishop Emeritus of Caracas, noted that the Maduro administration “has really led the country…

COUNTRIES VISITED WANT NO MORE COMMUNISM OR SOCIALISM

COUNTRIES VISITED WANT NO MORE COMMUNISM OR SOCIALISM

Have you ever been to a country that was under control of the Nazis and then Communism? Do you know what those people experienced and how they did not have any of the basic freedoms that Americans take for granted? My wife, Pat, and I had that experience this summer. We started in Poland, the…

Choose American-made medicine, not socialized medicine

Choose American-made medicine, not socialized medicine

Through social media and political rallies, proponents of Medicare for All are touting the benefits of a single-payer universal health care system for America. But socializing medicine bit by bit, as the Affordable Care Act has done, or in one fell swoop, such as Medicare for All would do, certainly isn’t the answer. Unfortunately, the…

What’s Wrong with Socialism?

What’s Wrong with Socialism?

Any serious Catholic business professional, especially business owners, know how profoundly government affects business, work, profit, property ownership, taxation, regulations, R&D, and more. Much more, including freedom of lifestyle and choices, and even freedom of religious practices.  But many U.S. citizens today — most likely due to stunted elementary and college education, politically correct social…

France Protests One Reality of Socialism, but there’s more under the surface

France Protests One Reality of Socialism, but there’s more under the surface

As Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of England once noted, “The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”  Unfortunately France didn’t get the message prior to voting for president in 2017.  It’s unclear if they get the message now.  But whether or not the French connect the dots between…

Peterson and Solzhenitsyn Speak Truth to Power

Peterson and Solzhenitsyn Speak Truth to Power

Crisis—It is not hard to see why Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, whose 100th birthday will be celebrated on December 11, would be such a compelling figure for Jordan Peterson, the Jungian psychologist who has become an international cause célèbre for defying Orwellian speech codes added to Canada’s Human Rights Act. In addition to advocating an ethic of individual…