Deacon's Mini-Series

A brief survey of the social teaching of the Church from Pope Leo's "Rerum Novarum" through Pope Francis's "Laudato Si", with special emphasis on St. John Paul II's "Centisimus Annus". The discussion will highlight the underlying principles of the Church's teaching showing how they are rooted in the Gospel and the Church's historic concern for the poor and the sanctity of human life. We will also discuss these principles in relation to the USCCB's statement "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship" which is directly relevant to the upcoming elections.