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CAN A CATHOLIC BE A SOCIALIST?

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CAN A CATHOLIC BE A SOCIALIST?

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ways, mines, land, etc., or, in short., the Social isation of the means of production ? I was born of Catholic parents. I am still a Catholic and hope to remain so. I don't think it necessary for me hero to give my reasons for being a Catholic, but I may say I am a Socialist because I believe that Goel never made any man or class of men good enough to own the means of life of the rest of men. I am a Socialist be- cause I believe that needful commodities can be produced by dignified labour for human US3 and not for private profit. A correspondent teus U8 in your last issue that the Catholic Church must go before Socialism can be real- ised. This writer also tells us that the object of Socialism is to do away with Nonconformity. Then he would have us believe that religion must be abolished before Socialism can be fully established. Religion is that which men be- lieve about the Power tha.t brought them into existence, and their relations to that Powor. So long as man has a brain he can think about these matters; the establishment of Socialism will not, neither will persecution nor anything short of death, prevent a man from holding what he believes to be the true religion. Re- ligion cannot be abolished so long as the human race exists, and the assertion that the churches must go before Socialism it realised is pure ignorance.—Yours trulv,