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The Cantankerous Catholic - Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy EPISODE 57, 5th February 2020
Socialism: What Does the Catholic Church Teach?

Socialism: What Does the Catholic Church Teach?

Episode 57

If you’re a Catholic who votes Democrat, this episode is most especially for you. If you know a Catholic who votes Democrat, you need to get him or her or it to listen to this episode.

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, AOC, and other assorted morons, miscreants and malcontents advocate for the government giving us all sorts of free stuff. Free college tuition. Free medical care. Free basic income. Free, free, free, free. This is all socialism, plain and simple, and Bernie Sanders flatly admits that he’s a socialist. Actually he’s a Communist, but that’s a whole other issue.

What does the Church teach about socialism? Does the Church even have a teaching on socialism? We’ll find out in today’s episode.

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Here are some links for further reading to gain more information about the main topic of today’s episode. These are very important to every Catholic and the future of the Church.

QUADRAGESIMO ANNO (On Reconstruction of the Social Order) by Pope Pius XI

Summa Theologica (5 volume set) by St. Thomas Aquinas

Quum Inter Nonnullos by John XXII

Quanta Cura by Pope Pius IX

Rerum Novarum: Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII on Capital and Labor by Pope Leo XIII

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church by Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace 

Catechism Of The Catholic Church

Sollicitudo rei socialis by St. John Paul II

The Constitution of the United States

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