The Myth of Catholic Social Teaching
John Zmirak, The Catholic Thing
Self-styled Catholic critics of the free market and “Americanism” have adopted the term “social Magisterium” to suggest that there is a coherent and morally binding body of papal teaching on politics and economics, from which we can derive specific policy initiatives and firmly condemn alternatives as “un-Catholic” or even (that dreaded word) “dissenting.”
Business and Conscience
Greg Forster, First Things
The president has discovered that businesses are people, and have a conscience.
The Five Stages of Religious Persecution
Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington
The usual transformation from respect to vilification progresses in stages that grow in intensity. And thus the Catholic Church, once a respected aspect of American life (along with the Protestant denominations), has become increasingly marginalized and even hated by many.
5 Lessons for Balancing Work and Ambition
Tyler O’Neil, Values & Capitalism
While ambition can drive us to pursue more valuable work, it often becomes a huge stumbling block to a joyous life. It can even halt career advancement and prevent you from enjoying your work.