Catholic of the year

Posted: 28 October 2009 in Uncategorized
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Anthony Stevens-Arroyo has nominated Michael Moore Catholic of the Year for his latest film, “Capitalism: A Love Story.”

The reasons?

First, Moore places a favorable light on his lived Catholic experience and the trust he places in Catholic priests. . .

Second, Moore puts a human face on the suffering caused by economic hardship. . .

Third, the picture’s upbeat message is based on several real successes, experienced by Moore. . .

Finally, Moore’s alternative is not some pie-in-the-sky radicalism.

Stevens-Arroyo also offers a warning, a historical lesson, for those who inspired by the utopian moments of Catholicism:

The Catholic doctrines of Social Justice is a difficult one to practice, and in practice it often leads to error. . .When Catholic thinkers decided that capitalism and socialism were both wrong they looked for a third way and many found fascism, which was a heavily Catholic phenomenon. Beware of Social Justice and Utopianism.

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