The Primacy Of Catholic Social Doctrine

Labor Day is twelve days away and the Catholic bishops in the United States have weighed in with a document regarding the economy and condition of labor. Bishop Stephen Blaire authored the piece and he’s come under critique from fellow CV blogger Tim Shaughnessy. I disagree with Tim’s critique and believe it elevates conservative economic doctrine higher than Catholic social doctrine. My latte... More

The Tension & Openness Of Catholic Social Doctrine

A pair of excellent articles published over the last two days illustrate the debate among Catholics regarding the social justice vision of presumptive Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan. Father Robert Barron, writing on RealClearReligion, notes the inherent tension that can seem to exist between solidarity and subsidiarity. And William McGurn in The Wall Street Journal opines that left... More

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