In Defense of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

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In his recent essay for First Things, Fr. Val J. Peter insinuates Saul Alinsky into everything the Catholic Campaign for Human Development does. But both in concept and in practice the Campaign is in fact rooted firmly in Church teaching, both its moral principles and its social doctrine. Although Fr. Peter suggests CCHD substitutes “social justice” linked to institutional change for “charity in the traditional sense,” Pope Benedict XVI in his last encyclical makes clear that both are central Catholic commitments … Continue Reading »