Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Rusty Reno on Catholic Social Doctrine in Transition

Succinct lecture in New York given recently (March 22, 2016) by First Things editor R. R. Reno.  His focus on dignity and subsidiarity, surely two of the most familiar concepts in Catholic social thought, makes a great about the balance between resisting both collectivism and individualism.  Reno moves from there to discuss the ways in which the Church, being part of human existence, also participates--at least somewhat--in the exaggerations (Reno's characterization) of either pole (collectivism or individualism).  An interesting point and one worth considering, especially in light of Amoris Laetitia and, for that matter, Reno's reservations thereof.

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