Servire Deo Regnare Est!

Dear friends,

Tomorrow we embark on a new adventure. As most of you are aware, Thomas Storck will represent The Society for Distributism at the Nassau Community College Center for Catholic Studies’ “Catholicism and Economics” conference/debate, in Garden City, New York. John Médaille, Ryan Grant, Jeremiah Bannister, Bill Powell, and myself will be present at the debate and we hope to see many of you there. Please make sure to stop by our table after the event and introduce yourselves. We look forward to meeting with you.

We will of course miss our colleagues Tom Laney, Donald Goodman, and Dr. Race Matthews. A toast will be made in their honor tonight as we gather together.

This conference will be historic in many ways. This fact doesn’t escape us. No doubt we will humbly attempt to do justice to the legacies of such men as G.K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, and Fr. Vincent McNabb. After all, these men paved the way for all of us.

Today we stand (almost a year since we were initially asked to participate in this event) in the midst of a global economic crisis. People around the world are asking questions. They have come to realize our officials and bankers cannot answer them and the citizens of this world are now listening to alternatives. We believe the answers to those questions are found in Distributism. For this reason I am asking all of you to pray for us. We wish to walk into this conference on our knees and leave it on our feet.

Many of our readers and members have sent us emails regarding the taping of this event, and whether this will become available. We are hopeful this will happen. If and when such a recording does become available we will definitely inform all of you immediately.

Walk-ins are welcome tomorrow. However upon arrival please make your way to the registrant’s table and inform them that you require a parking pass for your vehicle, if you are driving in. Otherwise, you may receive a ticket.

For those of you who cannot attend, please consider joining our mailing list. Please provide us with the city-state information as well. This will help us evaluate where events may be held in the future.

God bless you all and may this conference be one step towards restoring our sanity and our property.

Servire Deo regnare est!

Catholicism and Economics Conference

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Anonymous,  Friday, April 3, 2009 at 1:46:00 PM CDT  

I will praying for a successful event !!

Anonymous,  Friday, April 3, 2009 at 3:34:00 PM CDT  

We wish to walk into this conference on our knees and leave it on our feet.

Bravo! Good luck at the conference tomorrow! You all have my prayers and hearty cheers!

Roy F. Moore Friday, April 3, 2009 at 7:03:00 PM CDT  

On behalf of your friends and rivals at "The Distributist Voice", we'll also be praying for a successful debate at the Conference.

God speed, Dr. Storck! Take no prisoners!

Charlie Roy Friday, April 3, 2009 at 8:20:00 PM CDT  

Sounds like a great event. Any chance you'll be broadcasting the event on ustream for those o us that live out of town?

Richard Aleman Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 5:15:00 AM CDT  

It was a terrific event! We had a great turnout and our material went like hot cakes! The debate was successful and Thomas Storck did a superb job. We have to thank Mr. Storck for his presentation and natural ability in front of the audience. I don't think anyone in attendance will ever forget the word Distributism after yesterday's conference.

Dr. Charles Clark represented the socialist position and some of you may know him from his introduction to the IHS Press edition of Fanfni's "Catholicism, Protestantism, and Capitalism." In case anyone is wondering, Dr. Clark presented a case for government intervention rather than the Marxist position, which is the flavor of socialism most of us are accustomed to.

Before and after the event we spoke with attendees, including Fr. Ian Boyd and Dr. Dermot Quinn of "The Chesterton Review." It was wonderful to shake hands with the public and to see so many of you in attendance.

Finally, to celebrate the event, all of us at The Distributist Review including Mr. Storck went out to a nice family-owned Portuguese restaurant to recap the day and talk about the nonprofit's future.

The weekend isn't over, however I wanted to keep all of you informed. THANK YOU to all who prayed for us.

Tom Laney Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 6:36:00 AM CDT  

Great work Richard and congratulations!!

On to the Midwest I hope.

Did Mike Novak show up?

Gen X Revert Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 9:51:00 PM CDT  

Thomas Storck did an excellent job! I had to leave after the opening statements but was very impressed with the explanation of Distributism. The man next to me had never heard of it and was very eager to learn more after hearing the talks. I wish I could have stayed for the rest of the program and meet all of you.

Chris Campbell Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 9:21:00 AM CDT  

Tom Woods rides again at a site that promotes some Trad Catholic thought, but no SSPX!!

Chris Campbell Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 9:22:00 AM CDT  

By the way, would love to have more Distributist talks on CD or MP3 to burn-would love to start handing them out and leaving them for some of our Leftist or Austrian wayward friends.......

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