One hundred twenty-five years ago, Pope Leo XIII published Rerum Novarum, and it has been annoying people ever since.
People often seem to choose one of two sides of Dorothy. There is mysticism and activism in her life, and one cannot understand one without the other.
Green Thomism can contribute to the renewal of an eco-realism by supplying a richer notion of created things as objects to be stewarded.
Dorothy, who had already tried socialism before she became a Catholic, decided not only to condemn Communism and socialism, but to create an alternative.
God wants it all, every part of man’s nature. For him there are no half measures, no shortcuts to redeeming that which seems farthest from him.
Probably the main reaction that most Catholics have to the subject of Catholic social teaching is indifference or even, in some cases, hostility.
Both Caritas in Veritate and Laudato Si exalt the logic of giving, of generosity and gratuitousness, as the basis for the Church’s social doctrine.
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