Jacques Maritain on the Left/Right Spectrum

Jacques Maritain (1882-1973) was a French Catholic philosopher and a close friend of St. Pope Paul VI who had an enormous influence on the Second Vatican Council. He is known as a political theorist of Christian Democracy, "Thomistic personalism," and "Integral Humanism," especially in the Catholic Worker Movement. The following excerpt is from his 1966 … Continue reading Jacques Maritain on the Left/Right Spectrum

A Manifesto of the New Traditionalism

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

What Thomism Has to Do With Marx

The following was published on 16 February 2017 by “Fergus Sandyford”. It has been republished on Tradistae not as a full endorsement of its ideas but to provide an archive of the Tradinista project. Alasdair MacIntyre, Ethics in the Conflict of Modernity: An Essay on Desire, Practical Reasoning and Narrative (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016). In a touching passage cited by Augustine, Cicero … Continue reading What Thomism Has to Do With Marx

A Radical Politics of Solidarity in the Age of Abortion

The following was published on 24 January 2017 by “M.W. Lucik”. It has been republished on Tradistae not as a full endorsement of its ideas but to provide an archive of the Tradinista project. To commemorate the March for Life, we are pleased to present a series of essays on the abortion issue, presented from a left Catholic perspective. This is … Continue reading A Radical Politics of Solidarity in the Age of Abortion

Aristotle, Thomas, Marx: A Dialogue

The following was published on 3 January 2017 by “Juan Martinez”. It has been republished on Tradistae not as a full endorsement of its ideas but to provide an archive of the Tradinista project. We are pleased to publish this dialogue on the subject of reconciling Marx with the Aristotelian-Thomist tradition. STEPHANUS: Why do you guys care so much about Marx? Marx … Continue reading Aristotle, Thomas, Marx: A Dialogue