Catholic Social Thought and the Law: Usury
Steve Bainbridge, ProfessorBainbridge.com
In my seminar on Catholic Social Thought (CST) and the Law tonight’s discussion focuses on usury. Why does the Church oppose usury? What is the current teaching on usury? What is usury? Has the Church’s definition of usury and/or its position on usury changed over time? If so, what does that mean for other Church teachings?
Six new Catholic saints at a glance
Pope Francis on Sunday canonized six new saints, two Indians and four Italians, all of whom dedicated their lives to helping the poor.
Why the Crackdown? Christians Now Outnumber Communists in China
Steven W. Mosher, Aleteia
China’s Communist government has been on an anti-Christian rampage of late, tearing down churches in the coastal city of Wenzhou and elsewhere, arresting underground bishops and home church leaders, and illicitly ordaining pliant priests as Catholic “bishops.“ But underneath this escalating campaign of repression – in fact, the reason for it – is a rapidly growing population of Christians.
You’ve Never Heard of This Legislation. But If Passed, It Would Increase the Welfare State.
Robert Rector, The Daily Signal
The ABLE Act (H.R. 647) would effectively eliminate the asset test for many families that receive means-tested welfare assistance. Consequently, it would expand the welfare state.