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Catholic Social Thought and the Promotion of Justice. Edition No. 1
- ID: 1900097
- May 2008
- 208 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
The universality of the Catholic Church poses challenges to the understanding and promotion of justice. Political, economic and social realities vary by geographic region. The directives of the Church call for appropriate measures in the local context of the situation. It is necessary for the entire universal Church to understand the injustices taking place around the world in an effort to enact a lasting peace. Scholars have claimed that the social doctrine of the Church has never been realized by the majority of Catholics and thus remains the Church's best kept secret (Henriot, DeBerri
Michael Duffy is from northern Wisconsin in the midwestern U.S. He was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the Jesuit School of Theology-Berkeley, Milltown Institute-Dublin, and the University of San Francisco. Currently he is the Director of the Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought at the University of San Francisco.