Link Solidarity and Subsidiarity by Jeffrey Miller October 20, 2005 written by Jeffrey Miller October 20, 2005 Peter Mirus has an excellent article at Catholic Culture on The Truth About Catholic Social Teachings. [Via AMDG] Here are links to the documents referenced in the article: Rerum Novarum Instruction on Christian Freedom and Liberation (CDF) Centesimus Annus 5 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Lethargy of liberalism next post I can only imagine You may also like Just say no August 28, 2004 Sister Mary Reports April 8, 2004 What passes for wisdom October 11, 2011 'If Lincoln Was Treated The Way Bush Is... May 16, 2004 10 Random Thoughts on Confession February 19, 2012 Galileo Redux August 16, 2005 Responding to a "small god" March 29, 2007 Reversing headlines November 22, 2004 Revisionist history May 4, 2005 I know Linus was the second Pope but... June 29, 2008 5 comments Sandy October 21, 2005 - 11:59 am Guess what? Catholic Social Teaching does NOT equal The Great Society! Who’d-a thunk it? 😉 Reply Theocoid October 21, 2005 - 3:51 pm While I, in large, agree with Mr. Mirus’s perspective, I don’t think we can see Centesimus Annus or JP II’s related encyclical Laborem exercens as advocating a purely free-market or capitalist model either. Centesimus Annus in section 19, paragraph 2 makes specific note of the need for fair wages, unemployment, training, reasonable time for rest, and social security/pensions, as well as the freedom to form unions. Reply Elinor October 21, 2005 - 8:05 pm We knew Peter when he was knee-high to a grasshopper. I’m glad to see him all grown up and defending the Faith on his own. Reply A Holy Fool October 21, 2005 - 9:59 pm Theocoid, Where do you see Mr. Mirus state that CA does advocate such a “purely free-market or capitalist model”? If anything, he interpretes CDF as the Church’s call to follow the virtuous middle path between extreme individualism and collectivism. It helps to not interprete CST through the perspective of American politics. CST transcend them, even while offering them an opportunity to further the true purpose of society. Too bad far too few politicians aren’t paying it enough mind. Reply Theocoid October 22, 2005 - 5:03 pm Hi, Holy Fool. I agree that CST follows the middle path. My comment was really directed more toward the remark on “the great society.” Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.