This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Universal destination of goods

As a direct consequence of the principle of the common good, we arrive at the universal destination of goods. In the words of the Second Vatican Council: “God destined the earth and all it contains for all men and all peoples so that all created things would be shared fairly by all mankind under the guidance of justice tempered by charity.”[1] The earth—that first and greatest gift of nature from God to man—is the perennial source of sustenance to the human race, and because no man can do without the material goods that fulfill his basic needs (food and shelter), there exists a primordial right to use of its resources.[2]

[1] GS, 69.

[2] CCC, 2402, 2452; CSDC, 176-181; CA, 6; RN, 22.

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