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Bishops’ annual Labor Day statement scores ‘excessive inequality’

Bishops’ annual Labor Day statement scores ‘excessive inequality’

| Mark Pattison | August 31, 2017 | 8 Comments

“Excessive inequality” threatens cooperation among all people in society “and the social pact it supports,” said Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, in the U.S. bishops’ annual Labor Day statement.

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UST prof: Diversity, dialogue aim of Vatican conference that included Sanders

UST prof: Diversity, dialogue aim of Vatican conference that included Sanders

| April 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Given the Church’s historically critical stance on socialism, the prominent socialists present caused a media stir, one witnessed first-hand by Michael Naughton, director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Naughton was among the 36 conference attendees at the April 14-15 symposium, “‘Centesimus Annus’: 25 Years Later.”

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Sanders says his invitation to Vatican wasn’t political endorsement

Sanders says his invitation to Vatican wasn’t political endorsement

| Carol Glatz | April 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

In his 15-minute address, the Jewish senator extolled the Catholic Church’s social teachings, saying few others “rival the depth and insight” the Church displays in its moral teaching on the challenges of a market economy.

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Good time to read papal letters on capitalism

Good time to read papal letters on capitalism

| Jeremiah Reedy | November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

With protestors occupying Wall Street and calling for an end to capitalism, this is a good time to read or reread Pope John Paul II’s 1991 encyclical letter, “Centesimus Annus.” The title means “one hundredth year” and the occasion was the 100th anniversary of the publication of another encyclical letter, perhaps the most famous of all such documents, which is “Rerum Novarum by Pope Leo XIII.

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