He said unto them: Therefore every scribe instructed in the kingdom of heaven, is like to a man that is a householder, who bringeth forth out of his treasure new things and old. Matthew 13:52 The Catholic Church is the guardian of the Sacred Tradition passed on to the disciples by Jesus Christ. In this … Continue reading A Manifesto of the New Traditionalism
Yet it is quite true in one sense that monasteries are devoted to Communism and that monks are all Communists. Their economic and ethical life is an exception to a general civilization of feudalism or family life. Yet their privileged position was regarded as rather a prop of social order. They give to certain communal … Continue reading What are the Commons?
...hope does not weaken commitment to the progress of the earthly city, but rather gives it meaning and strength. It is of course important to make a careful distinction between earthly progress and the growth of the Kingdom, which do not belong to the same order. Nonetheless, this distinction is not a separation; for man's … Continue reading What is Liberation Theology?
General Information Spiritual Requirements: We are looking for faithful Catholics who practice prayer, fasting, and almsgiving with a firm desire for sanctity. This also entails either actively discerning, or generously living, their vocation. We strongly encourage all new lay missionaries to perform some form of personal consecration or to join a Third Order (or other … Continue reading Our Worker-Scholar Missions
At Tradistae, we believe that modern Christians must reject the atomization of industrial capitalism and live in some form of intentional community. Therefore, we intend to help all of our lay friends and members to (a) found a new community or Catholic Worker where they live, or (b) re-settle in, or next to, an existing … Continue reading You Are called to Community
The following essay is a review and guide of the “Good Money” podcast series produced by New Polity. Every episode of the series is briefly summarized. We encourage you to follow the many links below to listen and learn more. According to the Philosopher (Ethics IV.1) it belongs to the liberal man to part with … Continue reading An Introduction to Good Money
The great landlords destroyed deliberately and of set purpose and to their own advantage the common rights over common land. The small plutocracy with which they were knit up, and with whose mercantile elements they were now fused, directed everything to its own ends. That strong central government which should protect the community against the … Continue reading The Enclosure of the Commons
The following excerpt is taken from the book Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future, pages 79-80. The book was published by Pope Francis, in collaboration with his biographer, in December 2020. One of the effects of conflict is to see as contradictions what are in fact contrapositions, as I like to call … Continue reading Pope Francis on Dialectics and Dialogue
Would that these words, written at a time  when what has been called "unbridled capitalism" was pressing forward, should not have to be repeated today  with the same severity. Unfortunately, even today one finds instances of contracts between employers and employees which lack reference to the most elementary justice regarding the employment of … Continue reading What is a “Just Wage” in Catholic Social Teaching?
Tradistae is seeking a volunteer intern for Summer of 2021 (mid-June to early September) Qualifications: We are looking for a practicing Catholic with an active prayer life and a firm desire for sanctity. The applicant should have both traditionalist and social justice sensibilities, that is, an orthodox adherence to all doctrines of the Church and … Continue reading Summer Internship Application for Tradistae