Sunday, August 30, 2020

Not of Immediate Practical Import

The universal destination of goods and the virtue of hope
Fourth catechesis of Pope Francis on the Covid-19 pandemic "To heal the world" in the light of the Gospel, the theological virtues and the principles of the Church's social doctrine

And the lacunae is not merely that of Pope Francis or his ghostwriter -- Roman Catholic Social Teaching has yet to grapple with the problem of the state and its legitimacy. There are a few steps that need to be reasoned through before such principles can be applied to ordering polities.