Tag Archives: Populorum Progressio

Why I Am A Liberal Democrat

I’m often asked to explain why I am a liberal Democrat. Why am I not instead a Democratic Socialist? Are liberals just communists in disguise, as Trump and many more radical right wingers always try to label liberals as being? … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Poor and the Church

Recently, Pope Francis issued forth the apostolic exhortation Evanellii Gaudium, which has set forth his vision on the direction that he wants the Roman Catholic Church to take during his papacy. In his exhortation, Pope Francis urges Roman Catholics and … Continue reading

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Papal Encyclicals and Economic Justice

Thomas Bokenkotter wrote in his book “Church and Revolution: Catholics in the Struggle for Democracy and Social Justice”: “This book deals with an interesting historical question: How did the Catholic Church- which, on the morrow of the French Revolution, was … Continue reading

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