Catholic Social Teaching
No faith in the language
Sheila Liaugminas | 27 July 2010
This could be a many-part series under that heading….
‘Ardently anti-abortion’ vs. ‘pro-social justice’
Sheila Liaugminas | 20 March 2010
The Catholic divide over congressional health care legislation has widened. A few days ago as the decisive week began, the U.S. bishops took another stand against the proposed wording. And a large group of Catholic nuns took a stand against the Catholic bishops’. Confusion abounds. Because what people learn about their positions depends largely on what they’re hearing in the media. And that’s getting pretty distorted.
Social justice under fire
Sheila Liaugminas | 18 March 2010
Somewhere along the way, we fell into a false dichotomy between ”the peace and social justice crowd” and “the pro-life crowd” in the Catholic Church and among other Christians (as if the Gospel informing Christianity is not both/and instead of either/or) . That divide has only intensified since at least the years when many Catholics took up with fervor the preaching of then-Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Joseph Bernardin in what was best known as ‘the seamless garment’ approach to social justice.
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