Socialist: Can A Faithful Catholic Be One?

Over the last few months I have seen a lot of chatter on Twitter about socialism and Catholicism. Can this economic system be a viable option for a Catholic? Is it compatible with church teaching? In March I had the honor of interviewing two great people on the subject. I asked the question, can a catholic be a socialist?

Background On The Socialist Debate

The two people I interviewed in March are Sam Rocha and Trent Horn. They had a fascinating debate on this subject back in June that I recommend everyone watch.

Sam says it is possible and Trent says it is not. When interviewing them I wanted to have a great conversation and not rehash the debate. I hope I accomplished my goal. Below are my conversations with each.

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Sam Rocha: A Catholic Can Be A Socialist

Sam says that it is possible It was an informing conversation for me and Sam discusses some papal documents and the work of saints. I really enjoyed this conversation with Sam. It was engaging, lot of fun, and I learned quite a bit. Sam is an accomplished author, musician, and a professor at the University of British Columbia. Enjoy!

Trent Horn: A Catholic Cannot Be A Socialist

Trent Horn is an accomplished author, an apologist at Catholic Answers, and a profess or apologetics at Holy Apostles College. I really enjoyed my conversation with Trent and learned a lot in the process. I’m sure you will as well. Enjoy!

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