Private Property

I’m Catholic. Can I Disagree With Pope Francis on Property?

Pope Francis’s encyclical Fratelli Tutti presents a dilemma for all who defend the right of private property. On the one hand, the teaching document Pope Francis signed on 3rd October questions this right. On the other, past popes, theologians, and canonists have always taught that private ownership, as it is largely practiced, is just and necessary …

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Understanding the Social Function of Private Property

Free enterprise and private property have some rather strange supporters around the world. While professing to be ardent anti-communists, these supporters always advocate some restrictions on private property or free enterprise when proposing solutions for socio-economic problems. The greater the limitations, the more they rejoice. Their justification is always the same: Private property and free …

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