After discussing the mandate of Catholic Stand with my managing editors, I have decided to pull this article. We are a site written by Catholics columnists for Catholics or those interested in the Catholic perspective. The message and tone of the article, written by a non-Catholic, appears to directly challenge the traditional understanding of Christianity’s early history.
In All Things in Common: The Economic Practices of the Early Christians, and The Sources of Early Christian Communism, Roman Montero demonstrates how the early Christians practiced a form of communism and that this practice was based firmly in their theological convictions. Anthony Layne argued against these claims on Catholic Stand in the article, The “Socialist Jesus/Communist Early Church” Heresy. The following article presents my case for the readers of Catholic Stand.