I posted this on my blog a couple of days ago, but only now decided to post it here:
I am starting to come to the realization that the solution to society’s ills due to rampant Relativism, Materialism, Capitalism, Liberalism, and Socialism may lay in the Catholic movements of the past.
There have been a number of times where western civilization went astray or was in imminent danger of collapse. Some of these include the fall of Rome, the Black Death of the 14th century and the protestant revolt. It was the Catholic Church that either held civilization together or brought it back to the Truth. Even in other time where the circumstances were not that dire, the Catholic Church has been there to right the way when things have gotten off track.
Today’s situation is much like the time around the fall of the Roman Empire. Immorality was rampant and the “barbarians” were invading. Today it is a little different though. The “barbarians” are causing the immorality. Yes, I am calling the Relativists, Materialists, Capitalists, Liberals, and Socialists the “barbarians” of today’s world.
Now, back to the movements and how they may help. There have been many throughout the last 2,000 years and we must explore which one can do the most good today. When looking at the movement, we must not only look at the ones that were a resounding success, but ones that had little or no success and even those that were utter and complete failures. What did not work in the past, may work now.
Three that I am exploring right now are relatively new movements. They are the Catholic Workers, Catholic Land, and Distributism movements. I am exploring these since mainly related to the economic ills brought on my Capitalism, Socialism and Materialism. I truly believe that much, if not all the answers, to the economic destruction and injustices can be found in three movements.
As for the social decay brought on by all of the aforementioned, I am still searching for keys to solve those. Part of the solution probably can be found in the three movements, but I still see the need to look further.
The solution and/or solutions need to be found soon or a second “fall of Rome” is in the future.