An After-Mass Treat

For those of you coming home from Mass today, we have a special treat.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was not only a great Catholic, but a compassionate and thought-provoking orator.

Here is a short audio clip of Sheen talking about cooperative ownership.


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John Médaille Monday, November 17, 2008 at 9:53:00 AM CST  

Rich, excellent films. The first is a real find. One question on the second: What is the music?

Richard Aleman Monday, November 17, 2008 at 10:04:00 AM CST  

Oh, the second is modern Celtic music from either Asturias or Galicia, Spain. The name of the group is "Hevia".

The song is a modern mix of course, but I love the "gaita" (bagpipes) in it.

I used classical pieces in the first two videos, and thought I'd try something a little different this time around.

E. C. Rhodes Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 5:17:00 AM CST  

I am one of the minority of non-Catholic Distributists who follow this blog and so these films are not an 'after Mass' treat for me, nevertheless, they are still a treat.

I hope that films like these on Youtube can inform a wider audience of this excellent economic model. Alas, most of my friends just return blank looks when I tell them that I am a Distributist, although this has provided me with the opportunity to spread the Distributist message. Hopefully Evanglical Distributists (like myself) might not be such an oddity as they are at present.

I agree that the Celtic music on the second film is excellent.

Athanasius Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 3:34:00 PM CST  

Not take too much momentum from this excellent video, but the picture in the first quote from Pius XI has a coin which is actually that of bl. Pius IX. Because it is inverted the coin looks like it has the roman numeral XI, but it is actually IX backwards.

Richard Aleman Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 8:50:00 PM CST  

Thanks for pointing that out, because I hadn't realized it, and you are right, it is Pius IX.

Well, better luck next time.. :)

Richard Aleman Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 8:56:00 PM CST  

Dear Mr Rhodes,

Welcome! I am grateful for your encouragement, and you are not an oddity at all. We have many other faiths interested in and living the Distributist life.

Also, if you would be interested, you may wish to subscribe to our new non-profit The Society for Distributism. It is free and, God willing, we should have free downloads, a new website, and information on future events and plans in the near future.

If you are interested, send me an email at: societyfordistributism//

You don't have to, but we ask for city and state info, so that we can properly assess locations for our future lectures/events.

Richard Aleman Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 8:59:00 PM CST  

One more question Mr. Rhodes. As you live in Brighton, I wonder if you might have been to Ditchling, home to the Guild of St. Joseph and St. Dominic.

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