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Update: Dormition Fast / Vigil Against the Bomb 2021

Update: Dormition Fast / Vigil Against the Bomb 2021

August 3, 2021

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#14 - The Vigil Against the Bomb: Prayer and Reading

The Des Moines Catholic Worker's 5th Annual Protest at the Drone Command Center

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Patron Episode #7 - Reading Dr. Chapp on Vatican II

Patron Episode #7 - Reading Dr. Chapp on Vatican II

August 3, 2021

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Easy Essay: The Enclosure of the Commons

Easy Essay: The Enclosure of the Commons

July 27, 2021

Tradistae is a Catholic Worker organization promoting Catholic Social Teaching. 

The goal of the Easy Essay, inspired by Peter Maurin, is to blow the dynamite of Catholic Social Teaching by boiling down key ideas into short and simple essays.

Re-introducing Easy Essays (a tradition of Peter Maurin): https://tradistae.com/2019/05/30/re-introducing-easy-essays/ 

The full text of this Easy Essay: https://tradistae.com/2021/07/24/enclosure/

The full list of Easy Essays: https://tradistae.com/easy-essay-list/

#43 - Prof. Matthew Shadle on Catholic Social Teaching

#43 - Prof. Matthew Shadle on Catholic Social Teaching

July 13, 2021

Sean interviews Professor Matthew A. Shadle on his writings, the Baudrillardian media-generated confusion about Catholic Social Teaching, the prophetic power of the God of Surprises, the history of Christian Democracy, the Church's dialogue with Marxism, and the underlooked aspects of Church teaching on warfare and immigration.

Excellent articles by Prof. Shadle on the Political Theology Network: LINK (for real, you should read some of these)

Interrupting Capitalism

Moral Agency within Social Structures and Culture

The Origins of War

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Easy Excerpt: Pope Francis on Dialectics and Dialogue

Easy Excerpt: Pope Francis on Dialectics and Dialogue

June 22, 2021

Tradistae is a Catholic Worker organization promoting distributism, integralism, and ecological conversion.

The goal of the Easy Excerpt is to provide insight and inspiration to those seeking the Kingdom of God.

The full text of this Easy Excerpt: https://tradistae.com/2021/06/15/dialogue/

The full list of Easy Essays: https://tradistae.com/easy-essay-list/

Easy Essay: What is a “Just Wage” in Catholic Social Teaching?

Easy Essay: What is a “Just Wage” in Catholic Social Teaching?

June 15, 2021

Tradistae is a Catholic Worker organization promoting Catholic Social Teaching. 

The goal of the Easy Essay, inspired by Peter Maurin, is to blow the dynamite of Catholic Social Teaching by boiling down key ideas into short and simple essays.

Re-introducing Easy Essays: https://tradistae.com/2019/05/30/re-introducing-easy-essays/ 

The full text of this Easy Essay: https://tradistae.com/2021/06/15/just-wage/

The full list of Easy Essays: https://tradistae.com/easy-essay-list/

#42 - The New Traditionalism

#42 - The New Traditionalism

June 8, 2021

How can you be a traditionalist and a Catholic Worker? How can you love the Traditional Latin Mass and social justice? 

Sean offers some thoughts on the conflicts and divisions of the modern Church, the dead and living forms of traditionalism, the need to both feed the hunger for tradition and learn from Vatican II, and how we at Tradistae attempt to escape the reactionary/modernist theological paradigms.

Outro: "Aue Maria" (from the Mass of the Americas)

Update: Internship 2021

Update: Internship 2021

June 1, 2021

Interested in studying and promoting Catholic Social Teaching?

Apply for Tradistae's first summer internship here:

https://tradistae.com/2021/05/29/summer-internship-application-for-tradistae/

(Deadline: June 15th)

Easy Excerpt: Dostoyevsky on the Age of Isolation

Easy Excerpt: Dostoyevsky on the Age of Isolation

May 25, 2021

Tradistae is a Catholic Worker organization promoting distributism, integralism, and ecological conversion.

The goal of the Easy Excerpt is to provide insight and inspiration to those seeking the Kingdom of God.

Reject Suburbia. Return to Tradition. 

The full text of this Easy Excerpt: https://tradistae.com/2021/05/18/easy-excerpt-dostoyevsky-on-the-age-of-isolation/

The full list of Easy Essays: https://tradistae.com/easy-essay-list/

Easy Essay: Private Property in Classical Liberalism vs. Christian Tradition

Easy Essay: Private Property in Classical Liberalism vs. Christian Tradition

May 18, 2021

Tradistae is a Catholic Worker organization promoting distributism, integralism, and ecological conversion.

The goal of the Easy Essay is to blow the dynamite of Catholic Social Teaching by boiling down key ideas into short and simple essays.

Re-introducing Easy Essays: https://tradistae.com/2019/05/30/re-introducing-easy-essays/ 

The full text of this Easy Essay: https://tradistae.com/2021/05/18/private-property/

The full list of Easy Essays: https://tradistae.com/easy-essay-list/

#41 - Interview: Brandon McGinley on Restoring Tradition in Catholic Communities

#41 - Interview: Brandon McGinley on Restoring Tradition in Catholic Communities

May 11, 2021

Sean interviews Brandon McGinley about his book The Prodigal Church, in which Brandon explains the history and nature of the present crisis of the Church in the US, and outlines how we can respond to God's grace and restore living tradition in Catholic communities. 

Check out Brandon McGinley's website: https://brandonmcginley.com/ 

And go buy a copy of The Prodigal Church! https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/the-prodigal-church 

Outro: The Mission theme

 

 

Easy Essay: Planning, Regulation, and Distributive Justice

Easy Essay: Planning, Regulation, and Distributive Justice

April 20, 2021

The goal of the Easy Essay is to blow the dynamite of Catholic Social Teaching by boiling down key ideas into short and simple essays.

Re-introducing Easy Essays: https://tradistae.com/2019/05/30/re-introducing-easy-essays/ 

The full text of this Easy Essay: https://tradistae.com/2021/04/21/planning-regulation-and-distributive-justice/ 

The list of Easy Essays: https://tradistae.com/easy-essay-list/ 

 

Update: Easter 2021

Update: Easter 2021

April 17, 2021

Sean Domencic, director of Tradistae, 1) gives a brief overview of what he's been doing and where he's been speaking for the last month, 2) discusses the discernment and logistics happening behind the scenes at Tradistae, and 3) announces the new schedule and focus of the Tradistae podcast and website while offering some recommended listening. 

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Update: Lent 2021

Update: Lent 2021

February 27, 2021

An update from Thomas on the podcast schedule.

Check out the New Polity Conference.

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#40 - Log Off for Lent

#40 - Log Off for Lent

February 27, 2021

JMJ

An audio essay by Thomas Hackett which describes the sin of "digital gluttony", analyzes how it is fueled by the late-capitalist "attention economy", and offers some advice on how to escape the technocratic paradigm.

Summary of Advice

Using the Internet Intentionally

  • Long lock-screen password
  • Prayers before logging on
  • Log out of social media, every time
  • Turn off wifi at appointed times
  • Sleep away from your phone

Removing Occasions of Sin

  • Turn screen black and white
  • Turn off all notifications
  • Delete Apps
  • Use productivity blockers

Escaping the Technocratic Paradigm

  • Good: Switch to a Light Phone (link)
  • Better: Switch to a Flip Phone (link)
  • Best: Get rid of your phone!

Sources and Authorities

St Thomas Aquinas on the Vice of Curiosity and the Virtue of Studiousness

Redemptoris Missio (cf. Section 37) | Pope Saint John Paul II 

Laudato Si' (cf. Chapter III) | Pope Francis

Fratelli Tutti (cf. Sections 42-50) | Pope Francis 

Message of Saint JPII on the Internet (2002)

Recommended Readings

The Addiction Problem in Catholic MediaThe Lamp

"A Monastic Vice for the Internet Age" | First Things

The Website of Blessed Carlo Acutis 

Fr John Hollowell on Logging Off

The "Phones Are Bad" Animation (by Steve Cutts)

Citations

"Minimized Distraction" (February 2013) | A presentation by Tristan Harris 

"The Binge Breaker" | The Atlantic

Statistics on the Core of the Digital Economy

"The digital economy is becoming ordinary" [i.e. dominating every corner of the physical economy with the technocratic paradigm]

Closing Prayer

Lord Jesus, by the power of Thy Name, conquer the Internet. Make this new forum of modern communication, forged by warfare and capitalism, a pliant tool of Thy faithful to proclaim Thy Truth and serve the common good of the whole human race; for swords Thou beatest to ploughshares, and spears into sickles (Isaiah 2:4).

Lord Jesus, Fount of Wisdom, restrain our curiosity and draw us out of the flood of information that we may encounter true wisdom in Thee. Teach me the meaning of Thy proverb: "Study wisdom, my son, and make my heart joyful, that thou mayest give an answer to him that reproacheth." (Proverbs 27:11)

Lord Jesus, Word made flesh, ensare the restless evil of my tongue, that I may seek souls in every message and post. Grant me charity, lest I tremble at Thy doctrine: "Whosoever shall say to his brother... Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire." (Matthew 5:22)

O Face of Christ, emerge! O Voice of Christ, be heard! Rebuke the winds and calm the sea in this galaxy of sight and sound. By Thy command we wait, to put out nets into the deep, and draw forth what Thou wilt. (Luke 5:4) Amen.

Saint Isidore of Seville, pray for us.
Encyclopedist of God, pray for us.
Last Scholar of the Ancient World, pray for us.

Saint John Paul II, pray for us.
Harbinger of the New Millenium, pray for us.
Prophet of the New Evangelization, pray for us.

Blessed Carlo Acutis, pray for us.
Eucharistic Programmer, pray for us.
Patron of the Internet, pray for us.

Music:

"I Should Probably Go To Bed" | Dan + Shay

"The Smartphone Hour" | Be More Chill 

"Twitter Rap" | Dan Bull

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#39 - Interview: Thomas Storck on Catholic Social Teaching

#39 - Interview: Thomas Storck on Catholic Social Teaching

February 16, 2021

Thomas Storck is an author who has written on Catholic Social Teaching, distributism, and culture for decades. In this episode, Thomas Hackett interviews Storck about his book An Economics of Justice and Charity: Its Development and Contemporary Relevance (which you can purchase here).

A complete list (with links) of Thomas Storck's writings can be found here.

A few of our favorite Storck articles can be found below:

 

#38 - (Excerpt) Economics Roundtable Afterthoughts

#38 - (Excerpt) Economics Roundtable Afterthoughts

February 12, 2021

Thomas discusses the Catholic Economics Roundtable with James and Jacob.

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#37.5 - Pro-Life Vigil Reflections (Part 2/2, Excerpt)

#37.5 - Pro-Life Vigil Reflections (Part 2/2, Excerpt)

February 9, 2021

An excerpt from Part 2 of our reflection on the 2021 Vigil for an End to Abortion. You can find the full episode on patreon.com/tradistae. Thank you for your support!

Links

Liberation Hymns PDF

The Tablet Article

Catholic News Agency Article 

Event Flyer 

See Tradistae's Pro-Life Easy Essays

March for Life (2020) Reflection, Part 1

March for Life (2020) Reflection, Part 2

#37 - Pro-Life Vigil Reflections (Part 1/2)

#37 - Pro-Life Vigil Reflections (Part 1/2)

February 2, 2021

Thomas, Monica, Lawrence, Elliot, James, and Luke discuss their time together at the 2021 Vigil for an End to Abortion, where they spent the night in prayer and song on the steps of the Supreme Court. Pictures can be found on the Tradistae twitter. Thank you to everyone else who joined us!

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#36.5 - Catholic Economics Roundtable, Part 2/2

#36.5 - Catholic Economics Roundtable, Part 2/2

January 26, 2021

This is the first part of the Catholic Economics Roundtable hosted on Michael Lofton's Reason and Theology youtube channel.

Thomas from Tradistae defends distributism; Jose Mena of the Tradinistas defends socialism; Trent Horn defends capitalism. 

#36 - Catholic Economics Roundtable Discussion, Part 1/2

#36 - Catholic Economics Roundtable Discussion, Part 1/2

January 26, 2021

This is the first part of the Catholic Economics Roundtable hosted on Michael Lofton's Reason and Theology youtube channel.

Thomas from Tradistae defends distributism; Jose Mena of the Tradinistas defends socialism; Trent Horn defends capitalism. 

#35 - Dr. Levi Russel on Usury

#35 - Dr. Levi Russel on Usury

January 19, 2021

Thomas interviews economist Dr. Levi A. Russell, a fellow at the Leonine Institute, on usury and the "Solidarism" of Pesch, a Jesuit economist.

Resources on Solidarism

Ethics and the National Economy by Heinrich Pesch, S.J.

PDF: The Economics Ideas of Bernard W. Dempsey, S.J.

An Introduction to Pesch's "Solidarism" by Rupert J. Ederer

Ederer's review of The Church and the Market by Thomas Woods

Dr. Russel's review of Trent Horn's anti-socialist book

Episode #26: Interview with Amar Patel

Resources on Usury

Easy Essay: Understanding the Social Sin of Usury

An Introduction to Thomistic Economics | Tradistae

Mentions of Usury in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: § 2269 and § 2449

Brian McCall's "Unprofitable Lending: Modern Credit Regulation and the Lost Theory of Usury"

Zippy Catholic's "Usury FAQ, or money on the Pill"

"Usury and Interest: Correcting Modern Errors" (A policy paper of the Leonine Institute)

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#33.5 - The Catholic Worker Virtual Conference (Part 2/2)

#33.5 - The Catholic Worker Virtual Conference (Part 2/2)

January 6, 2021

In the second half of our episode on the Catholic Worker Zoom Conference of 2020, we talk about the four breakout presentations we attended and conclude with happy news about the progress of Dorothy Day's canonization.

Links

Episode #4: On the Origins of the Catholic Worker Movement

All-night Vigil (March for Life) - Announcement Flyers

The Official Catholic Worker Website

The Forgotten Radical Peter Maurin: Easy Essays from the Catholic Worker (We strongly encourage getting a copy of this book)

"Liturgy and Economics" Class Outline from the Simone Weil House

Go start and/or support a Christ Room!

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#33 - The Catholic Worker Virtual Conference (Part 1/2)

#33 - The Catholic Worker Virtual Conference (Part 1/2)

January 5, 2021

In the first half of our episode on the Catholic Worker Zoom Conference of 2020, we talk about the history of such gatherings, the opening presentations, and the small group discussion. 

Links

Episode #4: On the Origins of the Catholic Worker Movement

All-night Vigil (March for Life) - Announcement Flyers

The Official Catholic Worker Website

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Update: Christmas 2020
#31 - Deuteronomy 22 (Bible Study no. 1)

#31 - Deuteronomy 22 (Bible Study no. 1)

December 9, 2020
Thomas and Luke get riled up by the Good Word of the Lord. It turns out that the "rigid and backwards" decrees of the Mosaic Law aren't so irrelevant to the modern world after all...
 
If you liked this episode, please give us a review or a comment! We want feedback from our listeners! 
#30 - “Catholicism and the Bourgeois Mind” by Christopher Dawson

#30 - “Catholicism and the Bourgeois Mind” by Christopher Dawson

December 2, 2020

An audio recording of Christopher Dawson's essay "Catholicism and Bourgeois Mind".

The question of the bourgeois involves a real issue which Christians cannot afford to shirk. For it is difficult to deny that there is a fundamental disharmony between bourgeois and Christian civilization and between the mind of the bourgeois and the mind of Christ...

Full text of the essay here.

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#29 - Special: Thanksgiving for 2020

#29 - Special: Thanksgiving for 2020

November 26, 2020

To and from all friends of Tradistae: happy thanksgiving!

Glory be to God, giver of all good things.

#28 - Interview: Marc Barnes on Integralism and Catholic Social Teaching

#28 - Interview: Marc Barnes on Integralism and Catholic Social Teaching

November 17, 2020

Thomas interviews Marc Barnes about his work at New Polity, the importance of Andrew Jones' research towards the revival of integralism, and the demands which Catholic Social Teaching makes upon the nations of the earth. We discuss escaping the ideologies of modernity, on both the right and the left, with a radical Catholic political theology.

Go subscribe to New Polity on Twitter, youtube, and their podcast.

You can read many excellent articles over at newpolity.com and purchase their print magazine at newpolity.com/magazine!

#27 - (Excerpt) The Duopoly and the “Working Class”

#27 - (Excerpt) The Duopoly and the “Working Class”

November 12, 2020

Thomas does a class analysis that breaks down the coalitions of the duopoly in the USA, using evidence from the donor and voter bases of the 2020 presidential election. 

Links: 

GOP:

  • Old Industry (oil, coal, manufacturing and extractives in general)
  • Military/Police
  • Small Business
  • Manual Laborers

DEM:

  • New Industry (Big Tech)
  • Artists/Creatives
  • Big Business (hedge funds, banks, Amazon, Walmart, etc)
  • Professionals/Managers

Bloomberg Breakdown of Donors: https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2020-election-trump-biden-donors/   

Top Biden Campaign Donors: https://www.investopedia.com/top-donors-to-biden-2020-campaign-5080324 

Top Trump Capaign Donors: https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/033116/top-10-corporate-contributors-trump-campaign.asp 

Absolutely Vapid and Insidious Tweets from Either Side of the Aisle: 

The "Progressive" Democrats: https://twitter.com/SenWarren/status/1325121222615527424?s=20 

The "Populist" Republicans: https://twitter.com/tradtom/status/1325146385226690560?s=20 

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#26 - INTERVIEW: Vice Presidential Candidate Amar Patel (American Solidarity Party)

#26 - INTERVIEW: Vice Presidential Candidate Amar Patel (American Solidarity Party)

October 31, 2020

Thomas interviews Amar Patel, Vice Presidential Candidate on the 2020 Solidarity Ticket, about his campaign. We discuss the "atomization" and loneliness caused by the liberalism of the duopoly, which has broken down communities, churches, and families. Finally, we talk about an important study which shows that a very large number of American voters are economically progressive and socially conservative. 

LINKS:

Study on American Voters: "Political Divisions in 2016 and Beyond"

Support the Carroll/Patel 2020 Ticket: https://briancarroll.life/

Join the American Solidarity Party: https://solidarity-party.org/ 

Fraternize in the ASP Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/americansolidaritypartyunofficial 

RELATED EPISODES:

#25 - (Excerpt) Inside Baseball at the Solidarity Stadium

#25 - (Excerpt) Inside Baseball at the Solidarity Stadium

October 27, 2020

James and Thomas discuss the brief history of the American Solidarity Party, with all its up and downs, and why you should get involved to help the only distributist political party in the U.S. to thrive.

The full episode can be found on Patron (LINK)

LINKS:

Support the Carroll/Patel 2020 Ticket: https://briancarroll.life/

Join the American Solidarity Party: https://solidarity-party.org/ 

Fraternize in the ASP Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/americansolidaritypartyunofficial 

RELATED EPISODES:

#24 - Elections and the Two-Party System

#24 - Elections and the Two-Party System

October 21, 2020

Luke and Tom discuss the electoral system of the USA: it turns out that a supposedly representational government is actually run by a one-party state cleverly divided into two parties. We talk about the history of national democracies, Deneen's book on liberalism, the structure of the Two-Winged One-Party State which rules the U.S.A., and the ways in which "democracy" is used to keep the wheels of power turning. 

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#23 - Interview with Erik Bootsma, architect

#23 - Interview with Erik Bootsma, architect

October 13, 2020

Thomas interviews Erik Bootsma, a classically trained architect, about the new urbanism and the Strong Towns Movement.

Links:

Erik Bootsma's (@ErikBootsma) Website: bootsmadesign.com

The Parish Village Project

The Strong Towns Movement

#20 - INTERVIEW: Presidential Candidate Brian Carroll (American Solidarity Party)

#20 - INTERVIEW: Presidential Candidate Brian Carroll (American Solidarity Party)

September 29, 2020

Thomas interviews presidential candidate Brian Carroll of the American Solidarity Party. Brian explains what led him to run for president, what the American Solidarity Party stands for, and why you should vote for the "whole-life" third party, before closing us with a prayer. 

Support the Carroll/Patel 2020 Ticket: https://briancarroll.life/

Join the American Solidarity Party: https://solidarity-party.org/ 

Fraternize in the ASP Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/americansolidaritypartyunofficial 

 

#19 - (Excerpt) Chrysostom Homily: “Heaven Upon Earth”
#18.5 Against Billionaires: the Thomistic Argument (Part 2/2)

#18.5 Against Billionaires: the Thomistic Argument (Part 2/2)

September 19, 2020

Elliot, James, and Tom continue our discussion and consider how Thomistic economic principles (and the love of Jesus Christ) applies to the existence of billionaires. 

Links

Wealth, shown to scale

Thomas Aquinas on Money: ST I-II Q2 A1 co., on theft in case of dire need: II-II Q66 A7, on the profit motive: II-II Q77 A4

"History's Largest Mining Operation is About to Begin" | Atlantic 

"A Shocking Percentage of World's CO2 Emissions Is Directly Traced to Multinationals" | Science Alert

Outline

0m The Thomistic case against billionaires

11:30 Thomist thoughts on the definition of "theft"

15:00 Discussing hoarding, and the wealth of billionaires shown to scale

26:25 The environmental issue; the impossibility of regulating billionaires

34:08 The love of enemies vs. class envy

47:20 Spiritual warfare and the rampant occultism of the billionaire class

55:00 Closing Prayer

 

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#18 Against Billionaires: the Papal Argument (Part 1/2)

#18 Against Billionaires: the Papal Argument (Part 1/2)

September 14, 2020

Elliot, James, and Tom discuss why no one should have a billion dollars, beginning with what the Papal Encyclicals say about social inequality

Links

Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate § 32

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium § 202 ⁋ 1

The Daily Routine of Bezos | Business Insider

Wealth, shown to scale

Outline

0m The cultural role of billionaires

8m Discussing the Encyclicals

13m Is inequality natural and/or necessary? Some distinctions

18m Mechanism of redistribution in premodernity

23m Perspectives on what billionaires are

36m The mentality of usury and the profit-motive

 

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#17 - March for Black Life (28 August 2020): Reflections

#17 - March for Black Life (28 August 2020): Reflections

September 2, 2020

Thomas, Monica, James, and Jacob (from Catholic Social Action) talk about our experience at the March on Washington for Racial Justice and Police Reform. We discuss the complexity of the BLM, the wonderful friends who marched with us, the power of public prayer, the legacy of MLK, and the futility of expecting racial justice from liberals and centrists.

Lots of Links:

Open Letter to US Bishops on the March for Black Life

'Racism Makes a Liar of God' | Gloria Purvis and Elizabeth Bruenig in the NYT

The schedule of CSA on the day of the March

Photos from the March

Brief Coverage of our group on EWTN at 10:08

We didn't get a Latin Mass in Washington, but friends in Detroit marked the day by hearing a votive TLM with the intention of ending the sin of racism. 

A LONG video of the Official Speeches. The pro-family rhetoric we discuss can be found at 2:58:45

An article about Archbishop Gregory's initiative against racism which was announced that day. The last picture shows our group receiving his apostolic blessing. 

"A letter from a TLM Catholic who stands with BLM" | The Dorothy Option

Easy Essays 

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#15 - (Excerpts) Introducing Catholic Social Action
#14 - The Vigil Against the Bomb: Prayer and Reading

#14 - The Vigil Against the Bomb: Prayer and Reading

August 6, 2020

Elliot and Thomas offer some prayers and readings to reflect on that "great and unrepented mortal sin" of the United States: the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagaski. Please join us in prayer and fasting for all those afflicted, the salvation of our country, and the abolition of the Atom Bomb.

To join us in prayer, study, and action during this vigil, please see our compiled resources on Tradistae: Repenting of the Atom Bomb

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Timestamps:

0:00 Prayer of St. John Paul II at Hiroshima
1:40 Reading: “We Go on Record: the CW Response to Hiroshima“ | Servant of God Dorothy Day (1945)
8:38 Reading: Original Child Bomb | Br. Thomas Merton (1961)
27:59 Prayer Intentions
29:44 Closing: Comments of Venerable Fulton Sheen

#13 - Fr. Alek Schrenk on the Embertides

#13 - Fr. Alek Schrenk on the Embertides

July 28, 2020

Father Alek Schrenk of Pittsburgh graciously joins us to discuss the theology and liturgy of the traditional "Emberdays" (also called the Embertide). We discuss why these seasonal devotions are important to recovering a spirit of penance, vocation, sacramentality, and integral ecology in the modern world. Father offers some recommendations for priests who want to restore the practice of the embertides in their parish.

 

Spiritual Practices for the Embertides:

Winter (Advent) Embertide | Tradistae

Spring (Lent) Embertide | Tradistae

Summer (White) Embertide | Tradistae

 

Announcement for Ecological Embertide Livestream by Fr. Alek

 

Traditions around Ember Days | Fish Eaters

#12.5 Sam Rocha Debate Interview (Part 2)

#12.5 Sam Rocha Debate Interview (Part 2)

July 14, 2020

Sam Rocha joins us to discuss his debate with Trent Horn on whether a Catholic can be a socialist. We go on to have a friendly debate on distributism and especially integralism. The first part of this interview can be found on our Patreon

 

Trent Horn vs. Sam Rocha - Can a Catholic Be Socialist?” | Catholic Answers 

Tell Them Something Beautiful (2017) | Sam Rocha 

Check out samrochadotcom for more interviews, essays, albums, and books by Sam.

 

Outro: "Little God" | Sam Rocha 

 

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#10.5 Reflections on Riots (Part 2): Reparation, Chastisement, and the Sign of the Times

#10.5 Reflections on Riots (Part 2): Reparation, Chastisement, and the Sign of the Times

June 11, 2020

Tom, James, Luke, and Elliot continue our talk, especially on the topic of the pro-life movement, Holocaust analogies, the dark spiritual legacy of Slavery and Jim Crow, reparations, true penance versus liberal virtue signaling, the (third) chastisement of the United States, and the sign of the times. 

Prayers:

Links:

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#10 - Reflections on Riots (Part 1): The Sin of Racism

#10 - Reflections on Riots (Part 1): The Sin of Racism

June 11, 2020

Tom, James, Luke, and Elliot talk about the sin of racism, the violence of injustice, the nuances of rioting (especially Chesterton's takes on the matter), premodern populism, looting, the universal destination of goods, public statues, the importance of culture and tradition, and structures of sin.

Prayers:

Links:

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#9.5 - “Resurrecting Caelum et Terra” (audio essay, excerpt)

#9.5 - “Resurrecting Caelum et Terra” (audio essay, excerpt)

May 18, 2020

This is an excerpt from the full audio-essay recording of "Resurrecting Caelum et Terra", which is about the history of C&T magazine which ran from 1991-1996 as a radical Catholic counterculture to the dominant Whig Thomism of the First Things. You can read the article in full, which is archived here.

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#9 - Whig Thomism: Against Acton Institute

#9 - Whig Thomism: Against Acton Institute

May 14, 2020

Tom and James discuss "Whig Thomism", in other words, the attempts by Michael Novak, Fr. Sirico, and various other perverters of Catholic Social Teaching to make capitalism and liberalism seem compatible with the Holy Faith. From out-of-context quotes to fallacious claims to rejecting Papal authority, we break down how Acton Insitute has worked hard to disguise, distort, and deny the guidance of the Social Encyclicals. 

Critiques of Whig Thomism

"Integralism and Gelasian Dyarchy" | Pater Edmund Waldstein, O'Cist.
"The Eclipse of Catholic Fusionism" | Kevin Gallagher
"Is Acton Institute a Genuine Expression of Catholic Social Thought" | Thomas Storck
"A Brief History of Recent Catholic Political Discourse" | Tradistae

A Sampling of the Vulgar Lies of Acton Insitute

The Return of the Catholic Whig” | Michael Novak, 1990
"Beyond Distributism" | Acton Institute Blog, 2008
"The Divine Economy: On the New Papal Encyclical" | Fr. Robert Sirico, 2009
"12 Reasons Not to Expand Medicaid" | Acton Institute Blog, 2014
"Laudato Si': Well Intentioned, Economically Flawed" | Acton Institute Blog, 2015
"A Free-Market Agenda for Rebuilding from the Coronavirus" | Acton Institute Blog, 2020
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Laborem Exercens by Pope Saint John Paul II (audiobook recording)

Laborem Exercens by Pope Saint John Paul II (audiobook recording)

May 1, 2020

Tradistae is proud to present this audiobook recording of the Encyclical Laborem Exercens (1981) by Pope Saint John Paul II. For more resources on distributism, integralism, and Catholic Social Teaching, visit tradistae.com. To support our work, become a patron on Patreon

Part I: Introduction

§ 1 - 2:27
§ 2 - 6:17
§ 3 - 11:46

Part II: Work and Man

§ 4 - 13:53
§ 5 - 18:56
§ 6 - 23:38
§ 7 - 28:47
§ 8 - 33:00
§ 9 - 39:22
§ 10 - 43:23

Part III: Conflict Between Labor and Capital in the Present Phase of History

§ 11 - 46:43
§ 12 - 51:57
§ 13 - 57:25
§ 14 - 1:04:12
§ 15 - 1:11:48

Part IV: Rights of Workers

§ 16 - 1:14:34
§ 17 - 1:17:26
§ 18 - 1:22:17
§ 19 - 1:28:00
§ 20 - 1:34:04
§ 21 - 1:40:17
§ 22 - 1:43:20
§ 23 - 1:46:11

Part V: Elements for a Spirituality of Work

§ 24 - 1:49:03
§ 25 - 1:50:52
§ 26 - 1:56:08
§ 27 - 2:01:43

 

#8 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly at the Crusade.Live Conference

#8 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly at the Crusade.Live Conference

April 14, 2020

Links:

The Crusade.Live Conference Website (Dale Ahlquist's and Fr. Crean's talks are worth watching in full)

Archive of the Distributist Review

Easy Essay List | Tradistae

"Integralism in Three Sentences" | The Josias

What's Wrong with the World (1910) | G.K. Chesterton 

Outro: Palästinalied

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#7 - Sacraments During the Pandemic (ft. Pater Edmund)

#7 - Sacraments During the Pandemic (ft. Pater Edmund)

April 6, 2020

Prayer Resources
Extraordinary Pandemic Urbi et Orbi of the Holy Father
English translation of the Urbi et Orbi address
COVID-19 Pandemic: Catholic Resources | Tradistae
Medieval Plague Prayer | Tradistae

Reading

"Meditation for a Time of Pestilence" | Clear Creak Abbey
"Now Is Not the Time" | Thomistica
Pater Edmund's outstanding writing can be found at the Josias and his blog, Sancrucensis.

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