The Right to Private Property: An Excerpt From “Rerum Novarum”

In this powerful excerpt from the encyclical Rerum Novarum, Pope Leo XIII explains man’s natural right to private property, a core belief of the Distributists. 5. It is surely undeniable that, when a man engages in remunerative labor, the impelling reason and motive of his work is to obtain property, and thereafter to hold it… Read More The Right to Private Property: An Excerpt From “Rerum Novarum”

Thoughts of the Distributists: Vol. 1

One of the advantages of writing a blog about distributism is the fact that many great thinkers have had something to say about it. The following is a collection of some short quotes from various writers regarding distributism. SUBSIDIARITY “The Land Movement [an early twentieth-century distributist movement] was explicitly based on the cornerstone of Catholic social teaching–social… Read More Thoughts of the Distributists: Vol. 1