In my spare moments I have been working on a couple of articles on what it means for traditional Catholics to stand for Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and how CST ought to be understood and implemented in our daily lives. It seems that Michael Matt, editor of The Remnant, has beaten me to the punch: “The true traditional Catholic is a champion of the social teaching of the Church.”
Contrary to the ill-informed views of many, traditional Catholicism is not “just about the liturgy,” though obviously the Holy Sacrifice is and shall always be central. Traditionalism is also about upholding and living out the doctrine of Christ’s Kingship in society, even in the face of militant secularism. Being a champion for CST is not about dressing-up some Hippie sentiments with Latin jargon or providing excuses for voting Democrat during the election cycle. As I have written about before, we cannot embrace Rerum Novarum and forget about Quas Primas. There are some well-intentioned and intelligent voices out there fighting the good fight against the unholy union of economic liberalism with CST, but they seem to have forgotten about the evil of liberalism as a whole — religious, political, moral, and so forth.