And because the poor were fed, clothed and sheltered at a personal sacrifice, the pagans used to say about the Christians “See how they love each other.” In our own day the poor are no longer fed, clothed, and sheltered at a personal sacrifice, but at the expense of the taxpayers.
And because the poor are no longer fed, clothed and sheltered at a personal sacrifice, the pagans say about the Christians “See how they pass the buck.” Tradition or Catholic Action The central act of devotional life in the Catholic Church is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
When the barbarians invaded the decaying Roman Empire Irish missionaries went all over Europe and laid the foundations of medieval Europe.
Through the establishment of cultural centers, that is to say, Round-Table Discussions, they brought thought to the people.
We can only imitate the Sacrifice of Christ on Calvary by trying to give all we can. The liturgy of the Church is the prayer of the Church.
People ought to pray with the Church and to work with the Church.This love was expressed through the daily practice of the Works of Mercy.To feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to shelter the homeless, to instruct the ignorant at a personal sacrifice was considered by the first Christians as .They and We People say: “They don’t do this, they don’t do that, they ought to do this, they ought to do that.” Always “They” and never “I.” People should say: “They are crazy for doing this and not doing that but I don’t need to be crazy the way they are crazy.” The Communitarian Revolution is basically a personal revolution. One I plus one I makes two I’s and two I’s make We. Economics Kropotkin says: The economic problem is not an economic problem. The Irish Monks and the Reconstruction of the Social Order The Holy Father and the Bishops ask us to reconstruct the social order.The social order was once constructed through dynamic Catholic Action.What the Catholic Worker Believes The Catholic Worker believes in the gentle personalism of traditional Catholicism.The Catholic Worker believes in the personal obligation of looking after the needs of our brother.The Sacrifice of the Mass is the unbloody repetition of the Sacrifice of the Cross.On the Cross of Calvary Christ gave His life t o redeem the world. We cannot imitate the Sacrifice of Christ on Calvary by trying to get all we can. Labor and prayer ought to be combined; labor ought to be a prayer.He tries to give what he has, and does not try to get what the other fellow has. He spreads the social doctrine of the common good through words and deeds as well as words, for he knows that deeds speak louder than words.He tries to be good by doing good to the other fellow. Through words and deeds he brings into existence a common unity, the common unity of the community.