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Can a Catholic Be a Socialist? The Answer is No-Here's Why
Can a Catholic Be a Socialist? The Answer is No-Here's Why

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Drawing on Scripture, history, Catholic social teaching, and basic economic reality, the authors show beyond a doubt that Catholicism and socialism are utterly incompatible.
Debunk many of the common claims used to keep afloat the fantasy of a Christian-socialist hybrid, including:
  • Since the early Christians kept their property in common, so should we.
  • Jesus would be in favor an economic system that guarantees everyone food, health care, and education.
  • The Church—especially Pope Francis—teaches that Catholics must find a “third way” between the extremes of Communism and capitalism.
  • Socialism would work if it were just done right, like in Sweden.
Although there is no one “Catholic” economic system, Can a Catholic Be a Socialist? also helps you understand commonsense economic principles that are truly in line with the Faith. For we all should work for an economy that gives life: fostering prosperity and the common good while providing opportunities to practice temperance and charity.

Softcover, 208 Pages

Trent Horn
Trent Horn, a convert to Catholicism, has a BA in history from Arizona State University, and an MA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is a regular guest on the radio program Catholic Answers Live, and a lecturer nationwide on the Catholic faith. He is the author of Answering Atheism, Persuasive Pro-life, and Hard Sayings.

Catherine Pakaluk
Catherine Pakaluk, Ph.D. joined the faculty at the Busch School in the summer of 2016, and is the founder of the Social Research academic area, where she is an Assistant Professor of Social Research and Economic Thought. Formerly, she was Assistant Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Ave Maria University. Her primary areas of research include economics of education and religion, family studies and demography, Catholic social thought and political economy. Dr. Pakaluk is the 2015 recipient of the Acton Institute’s Novak Award, a prize given for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.”

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