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Personal good and the common good

St. Thomas has an interesting thing to say about a certain hierarchy of values that seems like a real poke in the ribs. But a man’s will is not right in willing a particular good, unless he refer it to

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Posted in Aquinas - Philosophy, Aquinas - Theology, Charity, Rerum Novarum

Consumption and Social Responsibility

This is the ninth post in my occasional series of comments from and about Caritatis in Veritate, Pope Benedict’s final encyclical. It is good for people to realize that purchasing is always a moral—and not simply economic—act. (§66) And therefore,

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Posted in Benedict XVI, Charity, Natural Law, Rerum Novarum

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