Catholic social teaching and doctrine

Vincentian Influence on Catholic Social Teaching

Did you know how Vincentian Family members who set the stage and later advised Pope Leo XIII’s 1891 landmark statement of catholic social teaching “Rerum Novarum” (New Things)?

Compare the US Bishops of 1919 and 2019

Maybe it is true… “the more things change, the more they stay the same”! But the Gospel continues to challenge us.

Civic Virtues, Civil Dialogue and Vincentian Goals

If civic dialogue about the needs of the poor and marginalized is going to move forward, Virtues can point the way.

Being on the Side of the Workers • A Weekly Reflection with Ozanam

Of course, the districts of Saint-Jacques and of Jardin-des-Plantes do not always give the spectacle of the same desolation. We know there shopping streets, poor but livable houses, narrow but well-kept rooms that retain remains of an old slack, waxed furniture, white...
Labor Day and Laudato Si

Labor Day and Laudato Si

The US Bishops are drawing the connection between Labor Day and Laudato Si. Families have been receiving a lot of attention recently. In his encyclical, Laudato Si', Pope Francis teaches that of all the groups that play a role in the welfare of society and help ensure...

Ozanam – Pioneer and Prophet

In “Pioneer and Prophet: Frédéric Ozanam’s Influence on Modern Catholic Social Theory” Dr. Thomas O’Brien writes “…this article is going to focus on two facets of Ozanam’s thought that will either directly influence, or indirectly prefigure seismic shifts in the way the Catholic Church thinks about itself and the social, political, and economic worlds it inhabits….

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