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  1. Catholic Teaching on Slavery: Consistency or Development?Roger Bergman - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (2):231-250.
    In Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis wonders why it took the Church so long to condemn slavery unequivocally. Indeed, the place of slavery in Catholic teaching provides a test case of change in official Church intellectual tradition. This paper examines the divergent arguments of four authors who have written about Church teaching on slavery: Pope Leo XIII, Fr. Joel S. Panzer, Judge John T. Noonan Jr., and Fr. John Francis Maxwell. It considers the statement on slavery in the Catechism of the (...)
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    The Magisterium and Social Doctrine.P. Bracy Bersnak - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (2):321-340.
    Debates about Catholic social doctrine often revolve around whether a given theory or practice is compatible with the magisterium or not. There is a body of scholarly literature on the nature and scope of the magisterium, but little has been written on the magisterium as it pertains to social doctrine. This essay explores what magisterial documents and scholarship say about the sources, levels, and scope of the magisterium in relation to social doctrine. It then considers how the levels of magisterium (...)
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    Overcoming the Irrationality of Hatred and Discrimination.Justin Conway - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (2):275-297.
    John Lewis and Thomas Aquinas may seem like an unusual pairing for an essay. The first was a modern American congressman and civil rights activist, and the second was a priest, philosopher, and theologian from medieval Italy. Differences notwithstanding, their worldviews share a remarkable degree of overlap. This paper explores how each of these figures describes the development of right judgment and thus serves modern audiences seeking to understand how reason, emotion, and virtue operate in moral decision-making. Bringing them together, (...)
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    Pope Francis’s Social Encyclicals and the Social Teaching of the Church.Charles E. Curran - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (2):181-203.
    Pope Francis’s two encyclicals—Laudato si’ and Fratelli tutti—belong to the tradition of Catholic social teaching that began in 1891 with Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum novarum. There have been continuities and discontinuities within the tradition of Catholic social teaching, but there has been a tendency to downplay the discontinuities. Francis’s two encyclicals show both discontinuities and continuities with the earlier documents. The final section criticizes these two encyclicals as being too overly optimistic in their approach to solving the problems facing the (...)
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    Catholic Social Thought and the Capability Approach.Tony DeCesare - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (2):205-229.
    Despite a growing body of literature that engages both Catholic social thought and the Capability Approach, little has been done to explore what these two traditions of thought might offer to a reassessment of the project of global democracy promotion. This essay brings Catholic social thought and the Capability Approach into conversation for this purpose. What emerges is a framework for thinking about and engaging in what the author calls democratic democracy promotion. DDP is based on a broadened conception of (...)
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    A Critical Race Theology Analysis of Catholic Social Teaching as Justification for Reparations to African Americans for Jim Crow.Nicholas Ensley Mitchell - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (2):251-273.
    This article is a critical race theology analysis that asserts that Catholic social teaching established in documents such as the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Populorum progressio, Caritas in veritate, and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace’s Contribution to the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance justifies reparations for the state of oppression commonly called Jim Crow, or segregation society, from the US government because it denied African Americans “truly human conditions.”.
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    Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church.Taylor J. Ott - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (2):343-344.
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  8. The Aesthetics of Solidarity: Our Lady of Guadalupe and American Democracy.Maureen H. O’Connell - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (2):345-346.
  9. Introduction.Tia Noelle Pratt - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (2):179-180.
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    Social Justice and Subsidiarity: Luigi Taparelli and the Origins of Modern Catholic Social Thought.Michael J. Schuck - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (2):341-342.
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    Catholic Social Teaching and Global Public Health.Joshua R. Snyder - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (2):299-319.
    The novel coronavirus and its disease, COVID-19, have revealed how many health systems are ill equipped to respond to a population’s health needs. While the Catholic Church has nearly two thousand years of robust engagement in health care, it has been lacking in the realm of global public health. The Catholic Church’s health care ministries have been preoccupied with responding to illness by offering immediate relief to medical suffering. It is necessary to complement the focus on interpersonal healing by transforming (...)
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    Fraternity in Fratelli Tutti.Helen Alford - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (1):41-56.
    The connection between the use of fraternity, love, and justice in Fratelli tutti and Gaudium et spes is explored.
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    Introduction.Meghan J. Clark & Anna Rowlands - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (1):1-4.
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    Fratelli Tutti: Reading the Social Magisterium of Pope Francis.Meghan J. Clark & Anna Rowlands - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (1):5-23.
    This article explores the teaching of Fratelli tutti as an integrating document of the papacy of Francis. Exploring the title as greeting and imperative, the authors make a case for exploring FT as both a development of the themes of earlier social encyclicals and as an attempt to explore an integral humanism for a new age facing economic, environmental, migratory, and social-conflictual challenges. The article lays out a summary of these main themes of Francis’s social teaching. Nonetheless, the authors conclude, (...)
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    A Place at the Table for Better Politics.Emilce Cuda - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (1):57-69.
    In chapter 5 of Pope Francis’s encyclical Fratelli tutti, the “better” politics is based on community social discernment as an embodied expression of the sensus fidelium. From the point of view of Latin American theology, it is reflected in people and populism; creative work and structural unemployment; party and movements; conflict and social friendship; value and discard. Without a categorization of these words in light of the Gospel, it will not be possible to address the threat posed by the ecological, (...)
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    Catholic Bioethics and Social Justice: Praxis of US Health Care in a Globalized World; The Cry of the Poor: Liberation Ethics and Justice in Health Care.Lorraine Cuddeback-Gedeon - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (1):173-175.
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    Paul Ricoeur and Fratelli Tutti: Neighbor, People, Institution.Amy Daughton - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (1):71-88.
    Unusually, Fratelli tutti and Laudato si’ both cite the work of French thinker Paul Ricoeur. It is unusual because reference to individual scholars can be rare in Catholic social teaching, and because Ricoeur was a philosopher, and not a Catholic. Yet Ricoeur’s work, which spanned nearly seventy years and incorporated both philosophy and engagement with religious resources, focused on meaningful communication in text and action for the work of living together. For an encyclical committed to rethinking and rejuvenating attitudes to (...)
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    The Political Anthropology of Fratelli Tutti.María Teresa Dávila - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (1):89-103.
    In Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis lays out a vision for political life grounded in encounter with the other and as essential for human being and becoming. In this vision, the political projects of specific groups of people, their historical contexts, and their particular identities are an essential element of political projects for the common good. This essay seeks to understand the political anthropology originally developed by Jorge Bergoglio that undergirds this vision. In Fratelli tutti, Francis puts this anthropology at the (...)
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    Love, Dark Night, and Peace.Simeiqi He - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (1):159-172.
    The recent social encyclical Fratelli tutti provides the Chinese Catholic Church with renewed hope in a time of sweeping impasses. This article is inspired by Pope Francis’s passionate summons for the centrality of love, a culture of encounter, and a new social and political order. It presents an utterance of a laywoman rising from the Chinese Church, aspiring to dialogue with the encyclical. By weaving Francis’s vision together with the wisdom of Carmelite saints and my personal knowledge of the Chinese (...)
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    Walls in the Heart.Kristin E. Heyer - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (1):25-40.
    In Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis probes structural and ideological threats to people’s social instincts and shared good in contexts of fragmentation and false securities. His approach to these pervasive temptations to build a culture of walls “in the heart” and “on the land” employs structural analyses but also elevates ideologies abetting the harms these walls wreak, signaling a development in the use of social sin in line with related emerging theological scholarship. This essay traces and contextualizes Francis’s application of interconnected (...)
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    Fratelli Tutti: Toward a Community of Fraternity with the Wounded Women.Léocadie Lushombo - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (1):141-157.
    This article expands on Pope Francis’s vision of a community of fraternity. This community is one in which people support each other, identify with each other’s vulnerability, bear one another’s burdens, and embrace collective salvation. Although Francis takes steps forward in considering violence against women, a proper order to which a community of fraternity must turn requires that one draw much more from local narratives of injustice against women. This task can guide the Church’s orthopraxis on women’s suffering, which should (...)
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    Peacebuilding and Catholic Social Teaching.Ryan Service - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (1):175-177.
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    The Political Anthropology of Fratelli Tutti.María Teresa - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (1):89-103.
    In Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis lays out a vision for political life grounded in encounter with the other and as essential for human being and becoming. In this vision, the political projects of specific groups of people, their historical contexts, and their particular identities are an essential element of political projects for the common good. This essay seeks to understand the political anthropology originally developed by Jorge Bergoglio that undergirds this vision. In Fratelli tutti, Francis puts this anthropology at the (...)
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    Europe’s “Neonationalism” Read Through the Lens of Fratelli Tutti.Ellen Van Stichel - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (1):127-140.
    The rise of nationalist and populist tendencies and their exclusivist discourse and consequent polarizing effects challenge the Christian narrative, especially if politicians openly look for support within the Catholic Church and Christian churches, thereby referring to Europe’s Christian heritage and Judeo-Christian roots. This article shows how Fratelli tutti can be read as a response to this attempted exclusivist interpretation of Christian identity. Pope Francis is not unaware of the underlying dynamics that lead people to become exclusivist rather than embrace inclusion, (...)
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    Invisible Solidarity.Elżbieta Łazarewicz-Wyrzykowska - 2022 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 19 (1):105-126.
    In this article the author uses Pope Francis’s understanding of solidarity expressed in the encyclical Fratelli tutti to interpret the hitherto unacknowledged role of women’s invisible work in the Polish social movement Solidarność. The author then juxtaposes their contribution with the work of volunteers involved in helping the migrants in the humanitarian crisis on the border between Poland and Belarus, considered from the perspective of the exegesis of the parable of the Good Samaritan in Fratelli tutti. A postscript places these (...)
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