Tag Archives: Rerum Novarum

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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Progressive Christians in History

A lot of the great progressive movements of the past were led by Christians of various different denominations who had different interpretations of the Bible. In the 1500s in Santo Domingo, a Dominican named Antonio de Montesinos, preached a sermon … Continue reading

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