DarwinCatholic Catholic Cuisine St. Paul Center For Biblical Theology The SaintCast Sacred Space | Your daily prayer online The Education of E.F. Schumacher by Joseph Pearce "It's all very well to live simply and grow things and practice crafts... but what about the hundreds of thousands who can't hope to be self-sufficient in property and craft?" This summarizes the complaint by modern critics against "distributism"—the economic philosophy inspired by Catholic social teaching and developed, early last century, by Catholic thinkers such as G.K. Chesterton and Hillaire Belloc. According to distributism, property should be spread widely, so that people can earn a living without having to rely on the state (socialism) or a small number of individuals (capitalism). According to the pessimistic view of critics, small-scale economies are fine in principle, but are no longer practical. Such questions were central to the philosophical grappling of Dr. Schumacher's Small is Beautiful, subtitled 'a study of economics as if people mattered', was published in 1973 to immediate acclaim and became an international best-seller. 'What an array of divergent problems!'
Vox Nova Catholic Answers Couch to 5k - C25K Running Program Great Philosophers: Augustine On Evil From the Enchiridion, by Augustine All of nature, therefore, is good, since the Creator of all nature is supremely good. But nature is not supremely and immutably good as is the Creator of it. Thus the good in created things can be diminished and augmented. of the good. This principle is found to apply in almost all disjunctions: two contraries cannot coexist in a single thing.
CatholiCity - The Catholic Church Simplified Luther Meets His Match: Part VI: Erasmus' Hyperaspistes (1526): Sola Scriptura & Perspicuity (Total Clarity) of Scripture Critiqued I myself prefer to have this cast of mind than that which I see characterizes certain others, so that they are uncontrollably attached to an opinion and cannot tolerate anything that disagrees with it, but twist whatever they read in Scripture to support their view once they have embraced it. (p. 120; citing his earlier Discussion, or Diatribe) I do not condemn those who teach the people that free will exists, striving together with the assistance of grace, but rather those who discuss before the ignorant mob difficulties which would hardly be suitable in the universities. . . . to discuss those difficulties of the scholastics about notions, about reality and relations, before a mixed crowd, you should consider how much good it would do. And then, as for what you say about the clarity of Scripture, would that it were absolutely true! But if knowledge of grammar alone removes all obscurity from Sacred Scripture, how did it happen that St.