Tag: Pope Leo XIII: “Rerum Novarum” – Paternal Authority Part I

Nov 2019

Entering into the foundational principles of Catholic social teaching I began, last Sunday, to summarize the key points from Pope Leo XIII’s “Rerum Novarum”. I left off highlighting the importance of the neglected place of the family in the scheme of private property. When we read what Pope Leo XIII writes here it goes quite contrary to what have become the underlying principles of our contemporary culture. I would say it is our contemporary culture that is wrong, not Pope Leo XIII. In what follows, it is important to realize that if......

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