Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching
- Narrated by: John Haynes Walker
- Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-26-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Catholic Audio
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With the voluminous writings of Pope Leo XIII as his guide, Esolen explains that Catholic Social Teaching isn't focused exclusively on serving the poor. Indeed, it offers us a rich treasure of insights about the nature of man, his eternal destiny, the sanctity of marriage, and the important role of the family in building a coherent and harmonious society.
Catholic Social Teaching, explains Pope Leo, offers a unified worldview. What the Church says about the family is inextricable from what She says about the poor; and what She says about the Eucharist informs the essence of Her teachings on education, the arts and even government.
You will step away from these pages with a profound understanding of the root causes of the ills that afflict our society, and, thanks to Pope Leo and Anthony Esolen, well equipped to propose compelling remedies for them.
Only an authentically Catholic culture provides for a stable and virtuous society that allows Christians to do the real work that can unite rich and poor. We must reclaim Catholic Social Teaching if we are to transform our society into the ideal mapped out by Pope Leo: a land of sinners, yes, but one enriched with love of God and neighbor and sustained by the very heart of the Church's social teaching: the most holy Eucharist.
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By John on 07-17-15
A must read
I only thought I had a understanding of Catholic Social Teaching. Now I know how much I did not know. For example I never really realized how much Pope Leo XIII contributed to this rich teaching. I also am now convinced he either was a man gifted with great understanding of what was coming or a time machine. Either way he knew where western civilization would be 110+ years from now. This is the goto book to get a clearer understanding of the Social Teaching of our blessed Church.
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By Alabama Dan on 03-10-17
A wake-up call one joyfully receive.
I listened intently to a message which as Catholic gave me great joy and moved me to prayerful hope for the future. I come away with a better understanding of socialism vs social justice. They could not be more opposed to each other.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful