Tag: Pope Leo XIII: “Rerum Novarum” – Reveals the Radical Disorder of the Contemporary State

Dec 2019

I will not enter too much into what Pope Leo XIII has to say about the State. The reason is that the Pope’s teaching here refers to “the State as rightly apprehended … any government conformable in its institutions to right reason and natural law.” (32) I don’t know that there exists such a government in the world today. Here again, the current expression of the Church’s social teaching has become rather contorted by the attempt to address a radically distorted situation, while this contortion is readily mistaken for the ideal situation.......

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