What is social justice? In Catholic circles, the expression is much in use these days, but is it used correctly—used, that is, according to its meaning in the Catholic tradition and the Magisterium of the Church? A lot more than you might expect depends on the answer to that….
Shaw draws on the work of theologian J. Brian Benestad, Pius XI’s pivotal encyclical Quadragesimo Anno, and Archbishop Timonthy Dolan’s recent letter to Rep. Paul Ryan in his discussion of the Catholic understanding of that sometimes-loaded term, “social justice.”
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