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A Conclusion to the Tradistae Podcast (Easter 2022)

A Conclusion to the Tradistae Podcast (Easter 2022)

April 19, 2022

A concluding episode to three great years of the Tradistae Podcast, with three big announcements in the life of Holy Family Catholic Worker, a brief history of Tradistae, and an outline of what comes next. 

Thank you all for listening. Praise be Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord! Alleluia!

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#51 - A Distributist Deep Dive w/ Chris Smaje

#51 - A Distributist Deep Dive w/ Chris Smaje

March 9, 2022

A deep dive with Chris Smaje on the definition of "ecomodernism", the limits of socialist theory and rhetoric, modes of property ownership, how the "Small Farm Future" aligns with distributism, to what degree we need an "ideology" or "doctrine", re-discovering ecological spirituality, civic republicanism, virtue ethics, peasant revolutions, and the best avenues and organization for practical action (including Extinction Rebellion). 

Sean and Chris discuss political theory over at the latter's blog: https://smallfarmfuture.org.uk/?p=1906 

Closing Song, performed by an English land justice artist: "Three Acres and a Cow" https://threeacresandacow.co.uk/2014/07/three-acres-and-a-cow-unattributed-broadside-from-late-1800s/

Chris Smaje's book, A Small Farm Future: chelseagreen.com/product/a-small-farm-future/

Sean's introductory interview with Chris: https://tradistae.podbean.com/e/48-chris-smaje-author-of-a-small-farm-future/ 

Sean's audio essay, "Log Off for Lent":  https://tradistae.podbean.com/e/40-log-off-for-lent/ 

To support our work, consider becoming a patron of Tradistae at patreon.com/tradistae

Easy Excerpt: Vladimir Lenin on the Errors of the Sexual Revolution

Easy Excerpt: Vladimir Lenin on the Errors of the Sexual Revolution

February 19, 2022

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.

Sign up for the "Liturgy and Communion Economy" online course of the Simone Weil House here: https://www.simoneweilhouse.org/mutual-community or https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IbzA1Chl7_2jDxbunEwcx0rn5EU5lLcuWZiE-NaGg1k/edit 

To support us on Patreon, go to patreon.com/tradistae 

The full text of this Easy Excerpt: https://tradistae.com/2022/02/19/lenin-tob/ 

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

#50 - Fr. Thomas and Dr. Fimister, authors of ”Integralism: A Manual of Political Philosophy”

#50 - Fr. Thomas and Dr. Fimister, authors of ”Integralism: A Manual of Political Philosophy”

February 8, 2022

Sean interviews Fr. Thomas and Dr. Fimister, the authors of "Integralism", which attempts to offer a thoroughly scholastic/Thomistic perspective on political philosophy, especially inspired by the social encyclicals of Popes Leo XIII and Pius XI.

They discuss the kingship, priesthood, and patriarchy of our first father Adam and how this changed after the Fall; the religious orientation of the natural law; taxation; the social contract and the State; distinctions on employment, servitude, and slavery; usury; centralization, scale, and distributism; and unjust governments.

To purchase the book, go to https://www.oxbowbooks.com/dbbc/integralism-82349.html 

To support our work at Tradistae, go to patreon.com/tradistae

Easy Excerpt: Wendell Berry on the ”Cheerful Prophets” of Modernity

Easy Excerpt: Wendell Berry on the ”Cheerful Prophets” of Modernity

January 25, 2022

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.

To support us on Patreon, go to patreon.com/tradistae

The full text of this Easy Excerpt: https://tradistae.com/2022/01/23/cheerful-prophets/ 

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

Easy Essay: Were Premodern Peasants Starving and Overworked?

Easy Essay: Were Premodern Peasants Starving and Overworked?

January 22, 2022

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.

To support us on Patreon, go to patreon.com/tradistae

The full text of this Easy Essay: https://tradistae.com/2022/01/23/starving-peasant/ 

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

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

#49 - ”A Manifesto of the New Traditionalism” by Chapp, Domencic, & Barnes

#49 - ”A Manifesto of the New Traditionalism” by Chapp, Domencic, & Barnes

January 11, 2022

Developed from the outline discussed by Sean in Episode #42, the "Manifesto of the New Traditionalism" is co-written by him, Dr. Larry Chapp, and Marc Barnes. In it, the gladtrad gang "affirms not only the validity of the Second Vatican Council, but the primacy of these dogmatic and pastoral constitutions, in our present era, to instruct the people of God," drawing out four theses (listed below) from the documents of the Council.

The full manifesto can be read here: https://tradistae.com/trad/ 

You can (and should) read Dr. Larry Chapp's blog here: https://gaudiumetspes22.com/ 

And you can (and should) read and listen to Marc Barnes' work over at New Polity here: https://newpolity.com/topics/technology 

Rehumanize Rally at the 2022 March for Life: https://www.facebook.com/events/592836775165313 

Please support our work on Patreon at patreon.com/tradistae

Outro: "Kyrie" (from the Mass of the Americas)
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The Four Theses of the Manifesto of the New Traditionalism:

I. THE CHURCH IS NOT PRIMARILY A DEFENSIVE CASTLE BUT, ABOVE ALL, A MISSIONARY PEOPLE UNITED IN LOVE.

II. THE PERENNIAL PHILOSOPHY OF SAINT THOMAS IS A FOUNDATION FOR THE VALUABLE “NEW THEOLOGIES”

III. THE NATURAL LAW AND THE PREFERENTIAL OPTION FOR THE POOR HAVE BEEN UNITED IN CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

IV. THE NECESSARY LITURGICAL RENEWAL WAS BEGUN, BETRAYED, AND LEFT UNACCOMPLISHED. 

#48 - Chris Smaje, author of ”A Small Farm Future”

#48 - Chris Smaje, author of ”A Small Farm Future”

December 14, 2021

An introduction to the peasant populism of Chris Smaje, author of A Small Farm Future: Making the Case for a Society Built Around Local Economies, Self-provisioning Agricultural Diversity, and a Shared Earth. 

Sean was delighted to interview Chris Smaje, whose book and blog are essential reading for distributists. In this episode, they discuss the energy crises of climate change, the viability of small-scale agriculture to feed the world, the psychological and social benefits of going back to the land, and much more...

Go get a copy of the book here! (We will send you a copy if you are the first one to message us on Patreon and ask for it) chelseagreen.com/product/a-small-farm-future/

Join us this week (Dec 15, 17, 18) for the Ecological Embertides: tradistae.com/embertides/ 

Learn more and apply to join our Worker-Scholar Missions at tradistae.com/worker-scholar 

Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/tradistae 

Outro: Get Back to the Land | Archie Roach

 

Easy Essay: What are the Commons?

Easy Essay: What are the Commons?

November 30, 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.

The full text of this Easy Essay: https://tradistae.com/commons

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

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

#47 - Julie Brown, friend of Jess Reznicek, Catholic Worker and Water Defender

#47 - Julie Brown, friend of Jess Reznicek, Catholic Worker and Water Defender

November 6, 2021

Sean interviews Julie Brown, a long-time friend and fellow activist of Jessica Reznicek, having lived and served together at the Des Moines Catholic Worker.

Jess is well known for her many non-violent direct actions against the Dakota Access Pipeline which culminated in her sabotaging the pipeline's creation by unwelding pipes with oxy-acetylene torches and burning industrial construction equipment.

She has been labeled a "domestic terrorist" by the U.S. federal government and has recently begun serving an 8-year prison sentence.

To support Jess, go to https://supportjessicareznicek.com/ 

To read her statement in the CW-magazine Via Pacis, go to https://viapacis.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/2017-oct-via-pacis/ 

Easy Essay: What is Liberation Theology?

Easy Essay: What is Liberation Theology?

October 26, 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.

The full text of this Easy Essay: https://tradistae.com/2021/10/23/tol/

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

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

#46 - What is Liberation Theology? w/ David Inczauskis, SJ

#46 - What is Liberation Theology? w/ David Inczauskis, SJ

October 12, 2021

Our guest David Inczauskis, SJ, host of the Liberation Theology Podcast, offers an introduction to the key concepts, founders, martyrs, and history of liberation theology. We also discuss the relationship of TOL (theology of liberation) to the Second Vatican Council, the CELAM Councils, the Sacred Scriptures, the Magisterium, and traditional orthodox Christianity.

The Liberation Theology Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-liberation-theology-podcast/id1551431636

David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LibTheoPodcast

Mysterium Liberationis: Fundamental Concepts of Liberation Theology: https://www.orbisbooks.com/mysterium-liberationis.html 

A Theology of Liberation (1972): https://www.orbisbooks.com/a-theology-of-liberation.html 

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Easy Essay: An Intro to Good Money

Easy Essay: An Intro to Good Money

September 28, 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.

The following is a review, guide, and introduction to the excellent "Good Money" series of New Polity: https://newpolity.com/podcasts

The full text of this Easy Essay: https://tradistae.com/2021/09/18/an-introduction-to-good-money/ 

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

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

#45 - ”Anabaptist Integralism?” ft. Peter Mommsen

#45 - ”Anabaptist Integralism?” ft. Peter Mommsen

September 14, 2021

(Join us this week in prayer and fasting for the Fall Embertide! tradistae.com/fall-embertide

Peter Mommsen, editor of Plough magazine and a member of the Bruderhof speaks on behalf of the total pacificism of the Christian Anabaptist tradition. Malcolm, a Catholic and host of Happy Are You Poor, looks for guidance in the orientation and life of Saint Benedict.

Our host, Sean, navigating between integralist, liberation theology, and Catholic Worker traditions brings on these two guests to ponder questions like: "Can there be a Chrisitan state? What kind of politics should a Christian work towards? Does the Sermon on the Mount forbid killing as a soldier or policeman? What did the early Church teach and live on these matters?"

"Pick the Right Politics", Peter Mommsen's editorial for the Plough issue on non-violence. 

"Rescuing St. Benedict from Culture Warriors", by Malcolm Schluenderfritz

Subscribe to Plough: LINK

Listen to Happy Are You Poor: LINK

Outro: "Leben Aus Der Quelle" by the Holzland Bruderhof Youth

Easy Essay: What is the Purpose of Law?

Easy Essay: What is the Purpose of Law?

August 24, 2021

What is the purpose of law? To lead people to virtue and the common good!

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/2019/06/08/purpose-of-law/

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

#44 - Nick Padrnos introducing “Eden Revisited”

#44 - Nick Padrnos introducing “Eden Revisited”

August 10, 2021

Go check out the Eden Revisited podcast!

I especially recommend episodes #19 with Dr. Larry Chapp and #29 with Catholic Workers Eric and Brenna

To support our work, consider becoming a patron of Tradistae at patreon.com/tradistae

Update: Dormition Fast / Vigil Against the Bomb 2021

Update: Dormition Fast / Vigil Against the Bomb 2021

August 3, 2021

Get a copy of The Catholic Radical- thecatholicradical@protonmail.com

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

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

Please consider supporting us on Patreon!

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

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

August 3, 2021

An excerpt of the latest Patron episode. To access the full back-log and support the work of Tradistae, you can become a patron for only $2/month at patreon.com/tradistae

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.

To support the work of Tradistae, please become a patron on Patreon

#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

Support Tradistae on Patreon

 

#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.

Find the full episode and support the show on patreon.com/tradistae!

#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...
 
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#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.

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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 

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#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 

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#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

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