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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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#6 - God’s Wrath, Capitalism, and the Coronavirus Plague

#6 - God’s Wrath, Capitalism, and the Coronavirus Plague

March 30, 2020

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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

Sources
The WeWork Con | Jacobin | November 2019
Stocks are the most overvalued since at least the 1980s” [P/E to Growth Ratio] | CNBC | January 2020
GDP Share of the US Financial Industry | Wikipedia | 2008
Worker at NYC hospital where nurses wear trash bags as protection dies of coronavirus” | New York Post | 25 March 2020
The Industrial and Neoliberal Origins of COVID-19 (aka SARS 2.0)” | Yasha Levine Substack | 28 March 2020
"Plague Nation" | Postliberal Thought | 11 March 2020
Outro: Maria muoter, reinû maìt, a flagellant song

Ep. #5.5 (EXCERPT) The Embertide Forest

Ep. #5.5 (EXCERPT) The Embertide Forest

March 24, 2020

The Trillion Tree Campaign is good, but it is getting co-opted by billionaires. Plant a tree, certainly, dig a garden too, but make sure you save la Querida Amazonia!

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(And yes, we will be coming at you with Vivaldi every Embertide)

Ep. #5 - The Medieval v. Modern View of Nature

Ep. #5 - The Medieval v. Modern View of Nature

March 20, 2020

Tom and James discuss contrasting views of nature from premodern paganism, ancient Israel, early and medieval Christianity, and modernity. Why you need to pray for and with Creation to lay waste to the progeny of Francis Bacon and the technocratic paradigm. 

Links:
God’s Philosophers | James Hannam (2009)
“The Papacy Against the False Gospel of Progress” | Pater Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist. (2013)
Laudato Si’ | Pope Francis (2015)
“A Magnificent, a Wonderful Encyclical”  | Pater Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist. (2015)
The Rape of Man and Nature | Philip Sherrard (2015)
“Towards a Green Thomism” | The Distributist Review Archive (2016, republished)
Why Liberalism Failed | Patrick Deneen (2018)
Querida Amazonia | Pope Francis (2020)

Spiritual Practices for the Embertides:
Winter (Advent) Embertide | Tradistae
Spring (Lent) Embertide | Tradistae

Traditions around Ember Days | Fish Eaters

Ep. #4 - Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and the Origins of the Catholic Worker (CW Series pt. 1/?)

Ep. #4 - Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and the Origins of the Catholic Worker (CW Series pt. 1/?)

March 3, 2020

Catholic Worker Elliot joins Tom and James to talk about the origins of the Catholic Worker Movement and its co-founders Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin. 

Links:

The Catholic Worker Movement website
A digital collection of Peter Maurin's Easy Essays
Re-Introducing Easy Essays
 | Tradistae
Recommended Books by Dorothy Day:

  • The Long Loneliness
  • Loaves and Fishes
  • Peter Maurin: Apostle to the Modern World

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Episode #3 - Manufactured Consent

Episode #3 - Manufactured Consent

February 25, 2020

James and Tom discuss "Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of Mass Media" and how liberal democracy gins up "consent" with the tools of the "neutral" media.

Links: 
Testing Theories of American Politics (Gilens and Page, Princeton Study)
Some Confounding Studies | Vox
"'Manufacturing Consent' in Action" | Current Affairs
Easy Essay: The Myth of Liberal Neutrality | Tradistae
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March for Life Reflections (Part 2/2)

March for Life Reflections (Part 2/2)

February 18, 2020
 
Topics:
0:00 The Pro-Life Movement, Media Coverage, and the GOP
4:43 Discussion of the Acton Article and Pro-Life Medicare For All
16:05 Imagining a Realignment of the Pro-Life Movement
21:03 Saint John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae on Creating a Culture of Life
24:22 Conclusion
25:58 Closing Prayer
March for Life Reflections (Part 1/2)

March for Life Reflections (Part 1/2)

February 10, 2020
Welcome! The first-ever Tradistae podcast about our experience at the 2020 March for Life. Part 1. 
 
Links:
 
Topics:
0:00 Pontifical Low Mass with Cardinal Burke
3:00 The Pro-Life Sit-In at Nancy Pelosi’s Office 
8:21 Talking to the Pro-Choice Counter-Protesters
33:25 Interactions with Other Marchers
 
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