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Billy Graham to the Rescue?

CHRIST & NEIGHBOR

John C. Cort

January-February 1986

I fantasize that some contemporary Nathan the Prophet might chat with the President, not about sins like adultery and murder but about social sins. I’m afraid a Catholic bishop would not be right for the part.

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Perfecting the Social Order

Thomas Storck

December 2018

The foundations of Catholic social teaching are not in economic morality but in Catholic doctrine about the state and the nature of the human person.

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Cooperation & Supernatural Brotherliness

CAPE BRETON DIARY — PART II

Richard Upsher Smith Jr.

September 2018

Subsidiarity and solidarity were practiced in Cape Breton under the influence of the Catholic social-justice experiment, the Antigonish Movement.

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Economics for the Human Person

REDISCOVERING THE HUMAN FACE OF COMMERCE

James V. Schall

November 2017

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The Bishops' Pastoral on the Economy & the Scandal of Catholicism

"RUM, ROMANISM & REBELLION" — REVISITED

Dale Vree

September 2017

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Making Sense of Papal Economics

Christopher Beiting

October 2015

A review of Papal Economics: The Catholic Church on Democratic Capitalism, from Rerum Novarum to Caritas in Veritate

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New Names for Old Things

THOMAS STORCK REPLIES

Thomas Storck

May 2014

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A Caricature of Charity

A PREFERENTIAL OPTION FOR WHOM?

John A. Perricone

May 2014

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Can Free-Market Principles Reverse America's Decline?

David J. Peterson

May 2014

A review of Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European Future

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More Valuable Than Money
November 2012

The Church's teaching office is highly centralized, but her finances are highly -centralized -- making for a system prone to mismanagement and abuse.

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What Does It Mean to "Serve Mammon"?

A HEART PIERCED WITH MANY PANGS

Christopher Zehnder

October 2012

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Man-Child in the Promised Land
September 2012

Men have suffered from the 'single-mother revolution': A significant subculture of unattached fathers exhibits a notable lack of maturity and a retardation of genuine masculinity.

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The Limits of the Moral Law

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS "SOCIAL SIN" ?

Thomas Storck

June 2012

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Cornered by the Market
May 2012

Once the 'market mentality' infects a society, authentic human relations suffer. Do we want a market economy or a market ? Where should consumerism end?

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Is Your Job on the Endangered-Species List?
June 2011

As the economy and culture become increasingly feminized, how long will it be before we start speaking of a "glass ceiling" for men?

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Why Consumerism Still Consumes Us

STUCK ON THE HEDONIC ESCALATOR

Eric Brende

April 2011

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American Catholics: Unclear on the Concepts
March 2011

Are American Catholics dense? That seemed, at first blush, to be the underlying message delivered by Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson.

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The Christian Art of Christmas Spending

WHAT IS MONEY FOR?

Mitchell Kalpakgian

December 2010

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Get Married, Save the Economy
October 2010

One aspect of the gay-marriage brouhaha has largely gone unnoticed and merits consideration: Gay marriage is good for business.

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Business Ethics According to Pope John Paul II

ENTERPRISE AS AN ACT OF LOVE

Jim Wishloff

September 2009

All our actions in enterprise must be, according to John Paul II, "in conformity with the dignity and integral vocation of the human person."

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Recovering the Virtue of Prudence in an Age of Fraud

LAST THINGS

Tom Bethell

March 2009

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Houses Built on Sand

EDITORIAL

Pieter Vree

December 2008

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The Enemy Within
December 2008

Why are wealthy bankers being handed golden government parachutes while our neighbors who are being foreclosed are kicked to the curb?

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Christopher Lasch, Radical Orthodoxy & the Modern Collapse of the Self

CAPITALISM: A CHRISTIAN HERESY?

Adam Parsons

November 2008

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The Traditional Catholic Worker Movement

Thomas Storck

January 2008

A review by Thomas Storck of The Catholic Worker Movement: Intellectual and Spiritual Origins, by Mark and Louise Zwick

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Economics Is Not Chemistry

Thomas Storck

June 2007

Review of The Handbook of Economic Sociology

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The Church’s Social Patrimony

Thomas Storck

July/August 2006

A review of the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

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The Background to ‘Rerum Novarum’

Thomas Storck

February 2006

Review of Catholic Social Teaching: An Historical Perspective by Roger Aubert, edited by David A. Boileau

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Financial Success, But at What Price?

BEN FRANKLIN & BARTLEBY THE SCRIVENER

Mitchell Kalpakgian

November 2005

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Absolute Economic Power Corrupts Absolutely

Thomas Storck

November 2005

Review of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

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The Spiritual Hazards of Wealth

REFLECTIONS ON CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

Tom Bethell

April 2005

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A Giant Among Catholic Economists

Thomas Storck

February 2005

Review of Lehrbuch der Nationalöko-nomie/Teaching Guide to Economics by Heinrich Pesch

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Possessed by Our Possessions

Thomas Storck

September 2004

Review of Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America edited by John de Graaf

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Why (Most) Women Will Never Again Be Happy
May 2004

What happens when the professional-class woman has children?

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Is Globalization Inevitable?

Thomas Storck

April 2004

Review of Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Report of the International Forum on Globalization edited by Berrett-Koehler

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The Social Purpose of Private Property

Thomas Storck

March 2003

Review of Managing as if Faith Mattered: Christian Social Principles in the Modern Organization by Helen J. Alford, O.P. and Michael J. Naughton

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"The Church's Best Kept Secret"

Thomas Storck

February 2001

Review of An Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching

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Can Economic Justice Be Achieved Without Law?

FALLEN MAN & FALLEN MONEY-MAKING

Thomas Storck

October 2000

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The Scandal of Catholic Teachers' Pay

LOW-PAID HIGH-ACHIEVERS

Rupert J. Ederer

April 2000

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'Power to the People' Can Only Mean Property to the People

A PRACTICAL RESPONSE TO CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

John C. Medaille

January 2000

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The Religion of the Marketplace

NONJUDGMENTALISM, COMPETITION & THE PRIMACY OF DESIRE

Joseph Tussman

September 1999

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Neither Statism nor Individualism

THE CATHOLIC VIEW OF MAN & SOCIETY

Thomas Storck

June 1999

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The Sovietization of American Women

"NYET," SAY THE POPES

Rupert J. Ederer

May 1999

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Capitalism Is Squandering Its Inheritance

GUEST COLUMN

David C. Stolinsky

April 1999

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Our Economy of Paper & Hot Air

DISNEY BOSS IS PAID $565 MILLION IN ONE YEAR

Rupert J. Ederer

September 1998

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The Americanization of the Globe

THE "NEW ORDER OF THE AGES"?

Thomas Storck

February 1998

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Toward a Family-Centered Economy

STRENGTHENING THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE

Allan C. Carlson

December 1997

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Is Economic Justice Possible in This World? (Is Chastity?)

ON THE PERSEVERANCE OF AUTHENTIC CATHOLICS

Thomas Storck

October 1997

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The Dilemma of Catholic Corporate Executives

IN A SYSTEM THAT PUNISHES VIRTUE & JUSTICE

James K. Fitzpatrick

December 1996

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Cultural Socialism & the Culture of Capitalism

TWO FACES OF ANTI-CHRISTIAN MATERIALISM

Thomas Storck

March 1996

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Why the Frathouse Boy With the Adam Smith Tie Doesn't Look So Smart These Days

HEY, THE GO-GO 80S ARE REALLY OVER!

James K. Fitzpatrick

March 1996

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Whose Money Is It, Anyway?

DON'T RUSH IN WHERE RUSH DOESN'T FEAR TO TREAD

James K. Fitzpatrick

December 1995

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The Blessings of Downward Mobility

CAN WE RECOVER THE LOST AMERICAN DREAM

Andrew Sorokowski

October 1995

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The Counterculture Turns Right (Economically)

THE WORST OF BOTH LIBERALISM & CONSERVATISM

James K. Fitzpatrick

October 1995

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Sin Is Good For the Economy

THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRET

William A. Marra

June 1995

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A Just Society: It Cannot Be Drawn on a Balance Sheet

THE ENDURING WISDOM OF POPE PIUS IX

James K. Fitzpatrick

April 1995

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Chastity as a Form of Economic Subversion

THE AMERICAN ECONOMY OF DESIRE

Christopher W. Decker

December 1993

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With the Down & Out in Waterbury

A CATHOLIC WORKER COMMUNITY IN THE BRASS VALLEY

Tom Cornell

September 1993

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Anti-Capitalism on the Southern Horizon?

Arthur F. McGovern

July-August 1993

Review of The Two Churches: Catholicism & Capitalism in the World System

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Distributing America

BEYOND REGONOMICS AND CLINTONOMICS

Thomas Storck

May 1993

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The Cathedral of Business

THE BARBARIZATION FROM WITHIN

Norman Lear

April 1993

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On Michael Novak's Democratic Capitalism

ANALYZING THE MORAL DEFENSE OF FREE-MARKET CAPITALISM — PART III

Charles K. Wilber & Laura M. Grimes

May 1992

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On Brian Griffiths, Mrs. Thatcher's Christian Economic Advisor

ANALYZING THE MORAL DEFENSE OF FREE MARKET CAPITALISM — PART II

Charles K. Wilber & Laura M. Grimes

April 1992

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On Gary North, Texas Fundamentalist

ANALYZING THE MORAL DEFENSE OF FREE MARKET CAPITALISM — PART I

Charles K. Wilber & Laura M. Grimes

March 1992

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A Case Study: Laying Off American Workers, Gouging Mexican Workers

PLANT RELOCATION VS. CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

James W. Donovan

January-February 1992

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The Importance of Catholic Social Teaching for Envisioning the Good Society

FOCUSING ON THE PRINCIPLE OF SUBSIDIARITY

Robert N. Bellah

November 1991

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The Triumph of Capitalism — or the Rise of Market Totalitarianism?

THE COLONIZATION OF PERSONAL & SOCIAL LIFE

Robert N. Bellah

March 1991

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Reflections on the Past & Future of Democratic Socialism

IN LIGHT OF THE CRUMBLING OF COMMUNISM

Irving Howe

October 1990

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If Not Communism or Capitalism, What?

CHRIST AND NEIGHBOR

John C. Cort

September 1990

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Liberation Theology

John C. Cort

July-August 1990

Review of Liberation Theology and Its Critics: Toward an Assess­ment, Liberation Theology: A Doc­umentary History, and Gustavo Gutierrez: An Intro­duction to Liberation Theology

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The Evolution of Liberation Theology

MOVING AWAY FROM MARXIST ANALYSIS

Arthur F. McGovern

June 1990

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The Gospel & Co-operatives

Christ and Neighbor

John C. Cort

June 1990

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Adventures of a Middle-Class Catholic Bag-Lady

THE HUMOR OF SIMPLICITY

Ronda Chervin

June 1990

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The Underclass, Part VI: What Is to Be Done?

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

March 1990

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Economics as if God Mattered

Stuart Gudowitz

January-February 1990

Review of Ethics and the National Economy

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Conspicuous Consumption & the Falling Rate of Enjoyment

ON THE VERTIGO OF EVERYDAY LIFE

Patrick Murray and Jeanne A. Schuler

January-February 1990

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The Underclass, Part V: Children & Violence

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

December 1989

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The Underclass, Part IV: Schools & Mentors

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

October 1989

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The Underclass, Part III: Drugs

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

September 1989

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The Underclass, Part II: Widespread Teenage Pregnancy

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

July-August 1989

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The So-Called Underclass, Part I

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

June 1989

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The Pope Confounds the Neoconservatives

Dale Vree

April 1989

Review of Aspiring to Freedom: Commen­taries on John Paul II's Encycli­cal "The Social Concerns of the Church"

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The Social Thought of Michael Novak: At Odds with the Principles of Catholic Social Thought

ANATOMY OF A CONSERVATIVE DISSENTER

John C. Cort

November 1988

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Shame on You, Harvard!

CHRIST & NEIGHBOR

John C. Cort

September 1988

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Bodies for Sale: The Inhuman Face of Industrialism

GUEST COLUMN

Juli Loesch

June 1988

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Cafeteria Catholicism & the Pope's Encyclical

CHRIST & NEIGHBOR

John C. Cort

May 1988

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The Workers of Weirton Steel: Putting Catholic Social Teaching into Practice

A MODEL OF ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY

Pete Sheehan

December 1987

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Life in Consumer Catalogues (For Irina Ratushinskaya*)

GUEST COLUMN

Iris Rozencwajg

November 1987

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Symposium on Humane Socialism & Traditional Conservatism

AN ALLIANCE AGAINST ECONOMIC & CULTURAL "ME-ISM"?

Thomas Molnar, John B. Judis, John Lukacs, James G. Hanink, Sheldon Vanauken, Michael Lerner, Christopher Derrick, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Samuel Hux, Russell Kirk, John C. Cort, Juli Loesch, L. Brent Bozell, Robert Coles, Christopher Lasch

October 1987

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On Human Robots, Yuppies & the Meaning of Work in America

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE SENSE OF "CALLING"?

Paul F. Scotchmer

July-August 1987

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American Conservatism’s Lost Soul

James J. Thompson Jr.

April 1987

Review of The Search for Historical Meaning by Paul Edward Gottfried, The Capitalist Revolution by Peter L. Berger, Conservatism by Robert Nisbet, Alexis de Tocqueville by Michael Hereth, and Irving Babbitt in Our Time edited by Panichas & Ryn

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Did Novak Intimidate the Bishops?

CHRIST & NEIGHBOR

John C. Cort

March 1987

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Implementing the Catholic Social Vision

Dale Vree

March 1987

Review of A Preface to Economic Democracy by Robert A. Dahl

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Ten Years & Still Rolling

EDITORIAL

Dale Vree

January-February 1987

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Voluntary Poverty

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

January-February 1987

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