Thursday, June 18, 2015

The History of Laudato Sii- Ecology meets Distributism

I'm only halfway through reading it, but paragraphs 120-130 clearly put this new encyclical firmly into the tradition of Distributism. So without further ado, here are links to the now 8 encyclicals and one Apostolic Exhortation on human economics:

Rerum Novarum from Pope Leo XIII

Quadragesimo Anno from Pope Pius XI

Mater et Magistra from Pope John XXIII

Populum Progresso from Pope Paul VI

Laborem Exercens from Pope John Paul II

Centesimus Annus from Pope John Paul II

Sollicitudo Rei Socialis from Pope John Paul II

Caritas In Veritate by Pope Benedict XVI

Evangelii Gaudium by Pope Francis
Laudato Sii by Pope Francis
I can easily believe that for libertarians who do not understand the full history, much of this latest document won't make sense either- it is one in keeping with the whole "You are your brother's keeper" theme, and I just got the following tweet:
@Pontifex: There is no room for the globalization of indifference. #LaudatoSi
Amen, Papa Francisco, Amen.

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