Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching

Only an authentically Catholic culture provides for a stable and virtuous society that allows Christians to do the real work that can unite rich and poor.

Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching

Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching

Many claim that Catholic Social Teaching implies the existence of a vast welfare state. In these pages, Anthony Esolen pulls back the curtain on these false philosophers, showing how they’ve undermined the authentic social teachings of the Church in order to neutralize the biggest threat to their plans for secularization — the Catholic Church. With the voluminous writings of Pope Leo XIII as his guide, Esolen explains that Catholic Social Teaching isn’t focused exclusively on serving the poor. Indeed, it offers us a rich treasure of insights about the nature of man, his eternal destiny, the sanctity of marriage, and the important role of the family in building a coherent and harmonious society. Catholic Social Teaching, explains Pope Leo, offers a unified worldview. What the Church says about the family is inextricable from what She says about the poor; and what She says about the Eucharist informs the essence of Her teachings on education, the arts — and even government. You will step away from these pages with a profound understanding of the root causes of the ills that afflict our society, and — thanks to Pope Leo and Anthony Esolen — well equipped to propose compelling remedies for them. Only an authentically Catholic culture provides for a stable and virtuous society that allows Christians to do the real work that can unite rich and poor. We must reclaim Catholic Social Teaching if we are to transform our society into the ideal mapped out by Pope Leo: a land of sinners, yes, but one enriched with love of God and neighbor and sustained by the very heart of the Church’s social teaching: the most holy Eucharist.

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Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching
Language: en
Pages: 193
Authors: Anthony Esolen
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-01 - Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

Many claim that Catholic Social Teaching implies the existence of a vast welfare state. In these pages, Anthony Esolen pulls back the curtain on these false philosophers, showing how they’ve undermined the authentic social teachings of the Church in order to neutralize the biggest threat to their plans for secularization
Catholic Social Teaching and Movements
Language: en
Pages: 475
Authors: Marvin L. Krier Mich
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

This introductory book to Catholic social teaching covers not only the official documents and encyclicals but also gives a sense of the movements and people who embodied the struggle for social justice in the last 100 years.
Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church
Language: en
Pages: 446
Authors: Catholic Church. Pontificium Consilium de Iustitia et Pace, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: USCCB Publishing

This unique, unprecedented document in the history of the Church serves as a tool to inspire and guide the faithful who are faced with moral and pastoral challenges.
The Heart of Catholic Social Teaching
Language: en
Pages: 213
Authors: David Matzko McCarthy
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-01 - Publisher: Brazos Press

Seasoned teachers introduce the Catholic social tradition with distinctive attention to the Bible, liturgy, and the thought of Augustine and Aquinas.
Modern Catholic Social Teaching
Language: en
Pages: 672
Authors: Kenneth R. Himes, OFM
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-02 - Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Including contributions from twenty-two leading moral theologians, this volume is the most thorough assessment of modern Roman Catholic social teaching available. In addition to interrogations of the major documents, it provides insight into the biblical and philosophical foundations of Catholic social teaching, addresses the doctrinal issues that arise in such

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