December 10, 2019 Updated October 10, 2021 ODP Staff
The Catholic Church was well known as a powerhouse of Christian Charity long before Mother Theresa achieved Sainthood for her own strenuous efforts in the offer of hospice and healing to the poor.
Importantly the giving done by Catholic Charities were both voluntary, and mindful of the manner in which charitable expenditures were received. Special care was taken to accompany the gift economy of meals, shelter, and healthcare with an offer of spiritual healing that might help recipients find themselves on more solid footing. This comprehensive expression of caring would, in turn, enable some to perform their own good works for others once they’re back on their feet.
April 28, 2017 updated September 8, 2017
Occupy Democrats Parody
Given that 40% of Millennials literally believe free speech to be “oppression” it should be no surprise that extreme cognitive dissonance clubs like “Antifa” will easily find new recruits to “punch a NAZI” and otherwise act out in violence against their own inner demons.
Near every American liberal will sigh and roll their eyes at the mere mention of “Marxism.” They have all been as well conditioned to dismiss the thought of Marxist influence as they are to embrace all of the very old ideas of Karl Marx along with the version 2.0 of Marxism owed to more contemporary voices like Marcuse.
Marxism is just poorly formed opinion and indoctrination, but Marxist activism is literally plotting for the disruption of free men, women and children’s lives… for the looting of their savings, invasion of their home, smashing of lives, and then there’s the inevitable arson and murder.
It is NOT lawful to plot such crimes. Therefore Marxist activists are criminals even before they smash down the first door, block a freeway, or burn down a city.
The worst aspect of what amounts to a rapidly spreading cancer in the body of America, is the patient hasn’t begun to understand the diagnosis. Without the patient becoming aware, reluctance to accept treatment is only to be expected.