Sheed and Ward, 1936
Looking at property, Fr. Henry Carr, Superior of the Basilians, says:
- Socialists and Communists battle against the unequal conditions of the poor.
- Presumably they would be satisfied if all were on a level.
- Do you not see that this does not touch the question that is vital, namely, whether or not the people, no matter how much or how little they possess, regard it and use it in the way they should?
- The right way is to regard it as something entrusted to us to use for the benefit of ourselves and others.
- The wrong way is to look on it as something we own and can use as we desire without any duty to others.
- Good or bad conditions will follow
good or bad use of property.
Father Henry Carr, the superior of St. Michael’s College, 1915-25, and the founding president of the Institute of Medieval Studies, 1929-36, created Catholic colleges within secular universities in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.