What we have learned : Catholic social thought and the movements in Australia
Kirchhoffer, David. (2013). What we have learned : Catholic social thought and the movements in Australia. Journal of Catholic Social Thought. 10(2), pp. 401-411. https://doi.org/10.5840/jcathsoc201310223
Context makes an immense difference to the relationship among Catholic social movements, thought and teaching. Drawing on the Australian context as a lens through which the reflections are made, my goal is to capture points that are true for most, if not all, contexts.
I begin with an introduction to the Australian context and the Catholic Church’s place within it. Following this, I will enumerate four points that constitute key ‘learnings’ from our work:
1. The Church tends to follow society rather than lead on issues of social justice.
|Journal||Journal of Catholic Social Thought|
|Journal citation||10 (2), pp. 401-411|
|Publisher||Philosophy Documentation Center|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.5840/jcathsoc201310223|
|Research Group||School of Theology|
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