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Season Two: 

This quarter we are exploring how issues of economic justice intersect with the common good. Economic justice has been a central focus of Catholic Social Teaching since Pope Leo XIII issued the first major social encyclical of the Church, Rerum Novarum in 1891 on capital and labor. Over the last century, teachings on economic justice have remained central and in his apostolic letter, Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis sounded the alarm on economic justice noting how persistent inequality and poverty have undermined inclusive and participatory democracy. Pope Francis urged further in in Laudato Si, (On Care for Our Common Home): “To claim economic freedom while real conditions bar many people from actual access to to practice a doublespeak which brings politics into disrepute….in view of the common good, there is an urgent need for politics and economics to enter into a frank dialogue in the service of life, especially human life.”

How might politics and economics enter into a frank dialogue in the service of life, human dignity, and the common good today? Is there a common good in our common home? Join us for a season two of INTEGRAL.