The easiest decision of my day was to preorder Brandon Vogt’s new book Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World for just $3.19 for the ebook version.
From Brandon’s site which has lots of information on his new book:
The book aims to reclaim Catholic social teaching and unveil it through the lives of the saints. It’s framed using the seven major themes of Catholic social teaching, as defined by the U.S. bishops, and for each theme I highlight two saints who especially embodied it.
The resulting book is a narrative packed with stories, from those saints and others in the sidebars, of people putting these teachings into action.
My hope is that the book imitates stained glass windows throughout the world, using the saints as conduits of light, allowing these brilliant social teachings to shine through them with new vividness, splendor, and truth.
Here’s the book’s outline:
- Life and Dignity of the Human Person
- CH 1 – Bl. Teresa of Calcutta
- CH 2 – St. Peter Claver
- Call to Family, Community, and Participation
- CH 3 – St. Frances of Rome
- CH 4 – Bl. Anne-Marie Javouhey
- Rights and Responsibilities
- CH 5 – St. Roque Gonzalez
- CH 6 – St. Thomas More
- Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
- CH 7 – Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati
- CH 8 – St. Vincent de Paul
- Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
- CH 9 – St. Benedict of Nursia
- CH 10 – Servant of God Dorothy Day
- CH 11 – St. Pope John Paul II
- CH 12 – St. Damien of Molokai
- Care for Creation
- CH 13 – St. Giles
- CH 14 – St. Isidore the Farmer