In the Catholic view, the religious sphere is based on the virtue of faith. This faith is a gift of God ... In contrast, according to this Catholic view, the civil sphere is based on experience illumined by faith. That is to say, it is … [Read more...]
November 20, 2013 By Fr. James Swetnam, S.J.
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February 1, 2012 By Fr. Brian Mullady, OP
Just Wage Question: Can you explain what a just wage is, and how one would determine it? Answer: The problem of the just wage is what has been called the “social question.” In order to address this issue, it is necessary to … [Read more...]
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