Confirmed in Centesimus Annus; Perplexed by Caritas in Veritate

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This is the third essay in a week-long symposium on the pope’s recent encyclical. Evangelical Catholics, supporters of the constructive working of the marketplace that we are, took well to the teaching of Centesimus Annus for it provided a vision of how to see both the accomplishments of free markets in the growth of all economies-and, most specially”the rise of millions of individuals from abject poverty in a short span of years. It was stronger than this, for it suggested a religious understanding of how the market has worked, how it has failed, and how it needed correction… Continue Reading »