Social Justice

The Foundation for Respecting Human Dignity

Opposition to abortion and euthanasia forms the necessary foundation for respecting human dignity in other areas such as education, poverty, and immigration. —from the article Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching by Christopher Kaczor   I want every young girl, including my two granddaughters, to be able to – as you say – “choose their […]

The Good Life Ideal and Social Justice (If We Can Afford It)

Ethicists, secular, as well as religiously inspired, seem to be of one mind in this matter: It can be argued that the single dominating and organizing value in American culture is economic—the good life (an ideological structure). Our American culture promotes and rewards this and thereby educates to it. Even our universities have capitulated to […]

Greed vs. Solidarity and Subsidiarity

Of course a person’s training, education and experience are worth a financial compensation, but in America we have fallen into the trap of measuring a person’s human worth according to their financial standing. + What if we were to stand things on their head and start out with the basic value system that we are […]