Monthly Archives: June 2014

Catholics, Libertarians, and Coerced Charity, great post at FFF.ORG

Libertarian JesusOne of my favorite organizations and great website: The Future of Freedom Foundation.

Check out this article by FFF founder Jacob Hornberger:

Catholics, Libertarians, and Coerced Charity

 

Critique of keynote at anti- Catholic-libertarian conference

Cardinal Rodríguez

Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga of Honduras delivered Tuesday’s keynote address to a conference at Catholic University entitled “The Catholic Case Against Libertarianism.”

Catholic libertarian Ryan McMaken makes an extensive, well-reasoned rebuttal of the Cardinal’s speech:

Pope’s Right-Hand Man Joins Anti-Market Crusade,
by Ryan McMaken

The reader may also find this article by McMaken helpful:

6 Myths Catholics Tell About Libertarians, by Ryan McMaken

Wretched hive

Catholic Libertarianism — Getting started

Resources for the Catholic who wants to learn about liberty and libertarianism, the most just system in a fallen world and the only political philosophy that takes human dignity and free will seriously. First, a quick overview at Liberty.me by Mark Cavaliere: “Catholic libertarians? How is that even a thing??”  Then drill on down through these links:

Without Liberty, there is no virtue and no charity

Abortion and the Right to Life

Taxation and the State

Why not every sin should made a crime

Economics and Catholic Social Teaching

So, if the world is already going to hell in a hand-basket, wouldn’t a freer, voluntary society simply make it even harder to live a virtuous life and harder to raise a family in an way that pleases God and makes saints?

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