Social Justice and Unfairly Burdening the Little Guy

Catholics are supposed to consider the common good which includes in its definition the essential that the individual good must not be harmed. This gets a bit complicated in the real world out here.  We make all sorts of laws to regulate industry so that things like children’s clothing are as safe as possible and property so that a homeowner doesn’t end up next to something that harms her property values. But what happens when those laws, intended for the big corporations, prevent a housewife from selling her own work and thus helping her family or adds so much burden … Continue reading