Missed opportunities to proclaim Catholic Social Teaching – Catholic World Report

It has been said that the great battle of our time is over the family. Yet there is much more to this battle than one may think. It is often forgotten that government policies on wages and property rights directly affect the family. The Church teaches that the “right to property is closely connected with the existence of families, which protect themselves from need thanks also to savings and to the building up of family property.” (Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, 250; see also Mater et Magistra [MM], 112; Pope Pius XII’s 1941 Pentecost radio address on the fiftieth anniversary of Rerum Novarum). There are numerous openings for Catholics to offer an integrated proposal regarding current social and economic ills. Unfortunately, we consistently neglect to take these opportunities to proclaim Church teaching on the family, wages and property rights. I offer two recent examples.

Missed opportunities to proclaim Catholic Social Teaching – Catholic World Report

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