Themes The Situation of the Poor and Workers Rejection of the Socialist solution to poverty The Three-Fold Solution
Introduction The Spirit of Revolution in the field of Capital and Labor is on everyone’s mind. Truth and Justice: rights and duties. Protect workers who are suffering. Wealth is in the hand of few – creates new kind of slavery.
I. Socialism’s Answer Removing of private property (wrong) Property or Capital is simply wages. Private Property is a natural right. Long term possession of caital Fruit of one’s labor belongs to them God allows Private Property 9th and 10th Commandment
II. The Role of the Church Material equality is not possible or even beneficial to society Suffering and sacrifice Capital cannot do without labor, nor labor without capital Duties of a worker Do the work agreed upon well Never to injure the property or person of the employer Never to engage in violence or disorder Do not associate with hucksters
II. The Role of the Church Duties of the wealthy owner and the employer Dignity of the worker Worker’s religion ought to be kept in mind Do not overly tax employees Do not employ people to labor unsuited to their sex and age. Just wage Riches are an obstacle
II. The Role of the Church Poverty is no disgrace True value of a man is not wealth, virtue. Spiritual needs of the people. Charity work
III. The Role of the State Laws must be enacted for the common good and for private property Make men better Protect men’s soul Labor is personal and necessary.
IV. Role of the Unions orAssociations Protect Private Good Protect itself and society Betterment of its members
Conclusion The main thing is the need for Religion, for only the Gospel can destroy evil at its root. The Church will always be found to help the society. Blessings.
Recommendations Facilitate seminars and workshops that will promote a good relationship between workers and employers. Encourage saving of money for future use. Strive to be better. Include moral in the working place.