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Document Type

Article

Abstract

The Catholic Church has developed a position on socio-economic issues during the past one hundred years as detailed in economically-minded papal encyclicals and related church documents. Included are several criteria that provide a framework for evaluating areas of economic policy. The Church’s mission has been to develop a normative social theory capable of integrating both theology and economic theory. The body of literature addressing the Church’s approach to socio-economic issues is known as Catholic Social Teaching, or CST. I will use CST to describe the Catholic platform of normative economic justice, its justification of social theory, and the potential economic reality of such goals.

Publication Date

Spring 2001

Journal Title

Major Themes in Economics

Volume

3

Issue

1

First Page

73

Last Page

87

Copyright

©2001 by Major Themes in Economics

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Language

EN

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application/pdf

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Economics Commons

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