Socialism in Catholic Social Teaching

I have read it all too often that Catholic Social Teaching is just socialism in religious garb.  I disagree.  Both those Catholics who insist on supporting socialist solutions to social problems AND those who would label Catholicism as socialism have based their positions on a flawed and selective reading of those Papal Encyclicals that make up the bulk of the documentation of Catholic doctrine. So I have made a selection of quotes from those documents.  These do not negate the admonition that as Christians we are to consider others needs and especially take care of those who cannot work such … Continue reading