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 Post subject: new Fulton Sheen reprint of "Freedom Under God"
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:13 pm 
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The following is from the press release.

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In 1940, on the eve of the United States entry into World War II, the late Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) published Freedom Under God. This new, annotated “Just Third Way Edition” of a neglected classic includes an in-depth foreword, as well as a bibliography and index not included in the original.

While Freedom Under God addresses the loss of true freedom throughout the world, Sheen’s special concern was freedom of religion. This is under increasing attack today. Individual life as well as marriage and the family are also in grave danger as the State continues to expand its power to fill the vacuum left by the growing powerlessness of ordinary people.

Speaking to people of all faiths and philosophies, albeit from a “Catholic” perspective, then-Monsignor Sheen traced the rise of totalitarian State power in the first half of the 20th century to the fact that fewer and fewer people in America and throughout the world owned capital — what Sheen called “creative wealth.” As Sheen argued, agreeing with other great thinkers through the ages, “Power follows property, and they who own things to a great extent own persons.” Only widespread private property in capital has the capacity to restore the foundation of true freedom.

In conformity with the precepts of the natural law on which Sheen relied to develop his thought, CESJ adds that genuine economic reform must also comply with the three principles of economic justice: Participative Justice, Distributive Justice, and Harmonic Justice. Lawyer-economist Louis O. Kelso and Aristotelian philosopher Mortimer J. Adler first described these principles in Chapter 5 of their bestselling The Capitalist Manifesto.

Sheen’s warnings fell on deaf ears. Thanks to the near-global acceptance of Keynesian economics, the wagewelfare system within a State-controlled, inflationary, debt-ridden economy is the unquestioned model for economic development throughout the world.

The world needs the wisdom of Fulton Sheen now more than ever. The republication of Freedom Under God helps introduce the work of this pivotal thinker to a new generation of readers and students.
Fulton J. Sheen, Freedom Under God, ISBN: 978-0-944997-11-6, 264 pp., $20.00
Individual copies available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, or by special order from many bookstores.

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This information is for bulk/wholesale orders of ten or more copies only. There is a 20% discount on bulk/wholesale orders. Additional discounts may be available for orders of 100 copies or more.
To place a bulk/wholesale order, send your name, street address (our distributor does not ship to P. O. Boxes) and number of copies you wish to order (no less than ten, please) to:
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 Post subject: Re: new Fulton Sheen reprint of "Freedom Under God"
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:16 pm 
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I SO need to read this! Thanks!

OBTW, how familiar are you with Sacred Heart parish in Boise?

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 Post subject: Re: new Fulton Sheen reprint of "Freedom Under God"
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:45 pm 
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ghall512 wrote:
I SO need to read this! Thanks!

OBTW, how familiar are you with Sacred Heart parish in Boise?


I am familiar with the parish, Fr Rob Cook is a wonderful pastor (and vocations director). If there is a question you'd like to ask don't hesitate to email me. mgross at integrity dot com

I was surprised to run into Fr Kelsch (Sacred Heart's retired pastor) on Sunday; I didn't know he was living at Ascension Monastery in Jerome.

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“therefore is my people led away captive, because they have not knowledge … therefore hath hell enlarged her mouth without any bounds” (Is 5:13-14).

But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved. (Mt 24:13)


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 Post subject: Re: new Fulton Sheen reprint of "Freedom Under God"
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The reason I asked is because my bf is from Boise; Sacred Heart was his home parish when he lived there. I did get to visit once; it's a beautiful older church in a quaint neighborhood. And yes, I did get to meet Fr. Rob, and he was very gracious. :cloud9:

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