Day 4: Thursday, December 6, 2012

Catholic Social Teaching and Social Analysis

"It is not enough merely to formulate a social doctrine. It must be translated into reality. And this is particularly true of the Church’s social doctrine, the light of which is Truth, Justice its objective, and Love its driving force." (#226) Mater et Magistra, Pope John XXIII, 1961

"A society lacks solid foundations when, on the one hand, it asserts values such as the dignity of the person, justice and peace, but then, on the other hand, radically acts to the contrary by allowing or tolerating a variety of ways in which human life is devalued and violated, especially where it is weak or marginalized." (#15) Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI, 2009

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