The Worker

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Tradistae is a Catholic Worker organization created by and for the God-fearing working-class. We are committed to proclaiming and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the works of mercy, intentional community, liturgical tradition, and the struggle for social justice. 

We believe in the politics of virtue and the common good, and in pursuing the True, the Good, and the Beautiful in our governments, economies, and cultures. Above all, we believe in Catholic Social Teaching, as taught by the Social Encyclicals. Therefore, we reject both the right and left of modern politics and draw from the traditions of Thomism, integralism, distributism, and liberation theology.

Our website exists to host resources on Catholic Social Teaching. Some of these are teaching tools, such as our easy essays and the Tradistae Podcast. We have other resources to inspire you in prayer and praxis, especially the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. We welcome all people of good will to join us in creating a better world through prayer, penance, and these works of mercy. Our friends at Catholic Social Action work with us to help organize these actions.

To keep up to date with Tradistae, join our mailing list or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. If you can contribute writing, editing, art, or translations to Tradistae or would otherwise like to collaborate with us, please contact us.

To support the work of Tradistae, become a patron on patreon.

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Easy Essay List

The following list contains links to all the Easy Essays on Tradistae. Each one is under 500 words to provide straightforward answers to simple questions. This list will be updated whenever new Easy Essays are published.

Several Easy Essays are now available in PDF form to create printable one-page pamphlets. Spread the word in your parish and community!




Society Before Capitalism

Easy Encyclicals 


Intentional Community 


“Priesthood and Revolution: Where Christianity and Marxism Part Ways” (Booklet)
by Fr. Herbert McCabe, O.P.

The Tradistae Reading Lists

If you would like to contribute writing, art, or translations to our Easy Essays, please contact us. Keep up to date with Tradistae on Twitter, Facebook, or our Mailing List. Please consider supporting Tradistae on Patreon; every dollar we receive allows our contributors to spend more time promoting the politics of virtue and the common good.