St. Joseph against Socialism: 100 Years of Bonum Sane


There are always so many threads about socialism and communism in this section of the forum.


Yes. But I wanted to post this as I’d never heard of it and thought others maybe hadn’t either.

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I doubt you can find any new thread, with the exception of personal request, that hasn’t been address at least 20 time in the past 10 years.

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No one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist (Pius XI’s Q uadragesimo Anno , 120).
The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modem times with “communism” or “socialism” ( Catechism , 2425).
Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum explicitly rejects several main tenants of socialism.

Socialism severely curtails rights to private property. The Church, on the other hand, upholds the individual’s right to private property ( Catechism , 2401).

Socialism goes against the 10th Commandment, “You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.”


I hadn’t heard of this specific devotion. Any thread that makes Catholics aware of the dangers of socialism from another angle is a good addition.

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