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The Church, the Economy, and Social Justice: Reflections on Caritas in Veritate

Further Reading:


"Pope Benedict’s 'Caritas in Veritate'" by Daniel Finn in Commonweal, 2009.

Economics of Charity by Daniel Finn, 2006.

"Not Bold Enough" by Eugene McCarraher in Commonweal, 2009.

"Pope Benedict XVI’s Caritas" Michael Novak in First Things, 2009.

"Reason and Natural Law" by Stephen Pope in The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics, ed. Gilbert Meilaender and William Werpehowski (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2005), p. 148‐167.

"Benedict XVI’s Deus Caritas Est: An Ethical Analysis" by Stephen Pope in Applied Ethics in a World Church: The Padua Conference, ed. Linda Hogan (Orbis Books: Maryknoll, 2008), p. 271‐277.

"Natural Law in Catholic Social Teaching" by Stephen Pope in Modern Catholic Social Teaching, ed. Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M, et al. (Georgetown Univeristy Press: Washington D.C., 2005) p. 41-71.

"From the Vatican, a Tough Read" by Peter Steinfels in The New York Times, 2009.

"In Defense of Politics" Commonweal editorial, 2009.

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