As we saw in They never really get there, of course, but as a general rule, as Fulton Sheen was fond of saying, “Right is right if nobody does it, wrong is wrong if everybody does it.”, given ordinary circumstances, moral questions tend to get away from the gray shadings and drift into black and white.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
As we saw in As G.K. Chesterton would note a century or so later, the “Hampden Affair” revealed the profound differences between traditional religion (Orthodoxy, 1908) and the invention of a new religion under the name of Christianity (Saint Francis of Assisi, 1923)., the adherents of the “democratic religion” of socialism — which also encompassed what became known as modernism and the New Age — became adamantine opponents of John Henry Newman and the Oxford Movement when it became obvious that the tenets of the New Christianity could in no way be reconciled with orthodox beliefs.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
This past Sunday marked the thirty-ninth anniversary of the death of Archbishop Fulton John Sheen (1895-1979). Ordinarily we would have posted any reflection on his thought pertaining to the Just Third Way on that day. We don’t post on Sunday, however, and yesterday was the day reserved for CESJ’s “electronic apostolate” (so to speak), and Sheen would have been the first one to appreciate the fact that “the show must go on.”
Monday, December 10, 2018
This week’s video broadcast is a show first aired on December 21, 2016, an episode of The Challenge With Russell Williams, featuring Dr. Norman G. Kurland as a guest. While the show is fairly short at less than half an hour, we’re sure you’ll want to tune in:
Friday, December 7, 2018
While it certainly seems as if good news travels so slowly that it never seems to arrive, a number of projects that have been in the works for years are nearing at least the initial stages of completion or fulfillment. CESJ still has a need for volunteers to handle the routine organizational administrate tasks as well as take over some key (but understaffed) projects, but every organization and movement can say the same thing. CESJ’s most critical need at this point is people willing to learn about the Just Third Way and who will take advantage of the vast amount of material available free on the CESJ website, such as the free e-books. There are, of course, publications for sale, and we encourage you to purchase them, but try the free stuff first . . . don’t cost nothing. . . And in the meantime:
Thursday, December 6, 2018
It is traditional in economics and finance to accept the principle that new capital formation is utterly impossible without saving. Nobody ever got something for nothing, and nobody ever will. What about gifts and charity, you ask? What about them? If someone gives you a gift or alms, you owe gratitude. You don’t get something for nothing.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
In The book exists, though, even if it does not appear to have sold very well.we began by complaining about a book without embarrassing the author by giving the title or the name of the author.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
As we saw in the previous posting on this subject, John Henry Newman and the others of the Oxford Movement were confronted with something they were ill-prepared to deal with, and up to a point did not even realize what the real problem was. With the Industrial and French Revolutions a new idea had grown up regarding the real purpose of religion — and it did not have too much to do with God, as Fulton Sheen would point out in the next century.
Monday, December 3, 2018
While the Just Third Way Podcast is on Holiday Hiatus we decided it was the perfect opportunity to run a number of the videos that cover Just Third Way subjects. This particular one, a Molly Cheshire Show interview featuring Norman Kurland, president of CESJ, is especially interesting: