New PDF release: A Nation for All: How the Catholic Vision of the Common Good

By Chris Korzen

ISBN-10: 0470258624

ISBN-13: 9780470258620

ISBN-10: 0470370211

ISBN-13: 9780470370216

At the eve of crucial presidential election in a long time, A state FOR ALL sounds the trumpet to the hundreds of thousands of U.S. Catholics who've refused to shop for the inspiration that folks of religion needs to sign up for the slim time table of the some distance correct. via shining the sunshine of genuine Catholic educating on urgent modern matters like battle, human dignity, poverty, and the looming worldwide weather hindrance, this booklet exhibits Catholics how their very own religion culture calls them to take on a sweeping array of matters usually ignored of the religion and politics conversation. most crucial, A country FOR ALL demonstrates how the middle Catholic and Christian trust in selling the typical strong delivers americans of all religion traditions with a much-needed technique to the downward spiral of greed, materialism, and over the top individualism.

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The response of our own country and the global community to this crisis is a life-and-death issue for millions around the globe and for the planet as a whole. And failure to act will have dire consequences. Many Americans are already making better choices: conserving energy at home, driving smaller cars, recycling, and supporting wind and solar energy. Hybrid gasoline-and-electric vehicles are becoming more affordable and more popular. And wind farms are popping up across the country, providing economic benefits to financially pressed farmers (who lease their land and continue farming it) and infusing struggling rural towns with new tax revenues.

We see the crucial value of the common good when we consider the effect that neglecting it has on all Americans. Challenges to the Common Good Today’s wealth gap poses a serious challenge to the common good. The glaring disparities between wealth and poverty threaten the well-being of everyone—the rich, the poor, and the middle class. CEOs take home over 360 times the pay of average workers, and the richest 1 percent of Americans own 34 percent of the nation’s private wealth, more than the combined wealth of the bottom 90 percent, according to United for a Fair Economy.

S. Catholic Bishops tapped Ryan to write their Program for Social Reconstruction, a document that Jesuit scholar Joseph M. McShane credited with launching the ‘‘American Catholic search for social justice’’ in earnest. The program called for what at the time were dramatic social reforms: a minimum wage, public housing for workers, labor participation in management decisions, and insurance for illness, disability, unemployment, and the elderly. ’’ Issued to commemorate the anniversary of Pope Leo XIII’s landmark labor encyclical Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of Labor), Pius XI offered a stinging critique of unchecked capitalism that resonated far beyond the ecclesial halls of power.

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