(I eventually re-published my essay in The Desired Thing, and refashioned it into the first couple chapters of The Me Years.)
Lew Rockwell published my essay “An Open Letter to My Ex-Boyfriends” about my experience with the Ron Paul rEVOLution and then continued to publish my writing for years.
I am so grateful for his support.
You can see my full archive at his website here: www.lewrockwell.com/author/ellen-finnigan/
(See related essay: “Was Dorothy Day a libertarian?”)
The founders later wrote a book called Loving Life on the Margins, which I recommend as a fascinating look at late 20th-century, Catholic-Worker-inspired Catholicism.
(See related CAM podcast episodes: 1,13, 20, and 24.)
See more of Maureen’s work here:
A Famous Libertarian, a Catholic Writer, and a Married Priest walk into a bar...
Lew Rockwell, who had published many of Fr. McCarthy’s essays over the years, drove in from Alabama to attend. What a special weekend!
In large part because Fr. McCarthy couldn’t travel to hold retreats anymore, I started the Catholics Against Militarism podcast in 2019.
This guy claimed that I failed to confront E. Michael Jones over his statements on the Jews. On the contrary! I directly confronted Dr. Jones about his statements on the Jews, which most interviewers refuse to do (even Patrick Coffin, whose slogan is “We go there” — even he didn’t, wouldn’t!)
This is a direct quote of mine from the interview with Jones:
“I do worry that when you call someone an enemy…there is this implied violence, and it could be dangerous, and so I’d like to have you back sometime to talk about that.”
I said to Jones: “You say that the Church’s official teaching is that no one has a right to harm the Jew…How about instead you say, ‘Jesus said to love our enemies’?”
You can hear our exchange starting at the 46:00 minute mark; you can also listen to 60+ episodes of my podcast, and read a decade’s worth of online articles, written from a position of Gospel Nonviolence, and decide for yourself whether you think I support the killing of any human being, for any reason, whatsoever.
Just for the record.