Political theory and Catholic social teaching
(06-25-2013, 11:52 PM)ArturoOrtiz Wrote: As a new person when it comes to Tradition and thus even new to the Catholic faith in general I have been fascinated with Catholic social teaching and political/economic theory. I have heard different ideas regarding this and have heard people argue regarding these two things when it comes to Catholic social teaching.

There are different theories I have heard and different Catholics belief differently. I have been reading Thomas E Woods and the Austrian school of economics and his support for a free market, I have also read a bit on Chris Ferrera and his opposition to Thomas E Woods Austrian ideas. As far as I know Chris Ferrera is a distributist and monarch.

The reason that I am asking about these economic and political beliefs is simply with my fascination in learning about Catholic social teaching which I have yet to learn a lot about, and the different theories that people are having.

Even within Catholicism their are these differences of belief and I just wanted to know if there are great resources for learning about what the Catholic Church teaches regarding these social teachings so I can see if a particular belief is more or less compatible with the teachings the Catholic Church has.

If Chris Ferrera is a monarch, then I'm the Pope.

All governments, regardless of type, are man made extortion rackets.  God would have us live voluntarily under the natural law of the 10 Commandments with disputes resolved through judges, but the Israelites rejected that and wanted a king so they could be like other nations: 

1 Samuel 8,18 Wrote:And you shall cry out in that day from the face of the king, whom you have chosen to yourselves. and the Lord will not hear you in that day, because you desired unto yourselves a king.

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Re: Political theory and Catholic social teaching - by PeterII - 07-01-2013, 11:26 PM

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