Catholic Social Teaching will have minimal value if it serves mainly to channel the nostalgic yearning many people feel for older, simpler-seeming times.
The social teaching of the Catholic Church offers reflections on nearly every major controversy in political life. But does it present a unified body of wisdom and a coherent basis upon which to think about the inescapable dilemmas of living in pluralist societies and complex economies?
This year marks the 130th anniversary of Rerum Novarum, and we thought it fitting to bring together four distinguished contributors to discuss the state of CST, and what we ought to make of its ideas:
by Samuel Gregg
by Rachel Lu
by Nathaniel Peters
by Leah Libresco Sargeant