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 Ongoing education July 14, 2010 The Da Vinci Code Catechism May 9, 2006 I only wish this was parody October 26, 2006 Aquinas’ Commentary on the Prophet Isaiah April 6, 2012 One Flu over the Catholic Church December 19, 2003 Three times March 14, 2008 How to read a homily January 26, 2006 Like the Ocean April 8, 2005 83 percent of Pharisees don't support Jesus' Bread... August 29, 2004 The Real Presense Association January 2, 2004 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 Reply to Theocoid 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.