Acton University 2017: June 20 - 23

Statesman: The Thought of Leo XIII

Session 9 - Friday, June 23 -
10:45 AM to 12:05 PM

Intensive Course

Leo XIII is considered the father of modern Catholic social teaching. Yet Leo’s influence was much greater. After the loss of the papal states, Leo re-oriented the papacy toward an evangelical engagement with the world. His work on the social order emphasized the Christian disciple’s role in “ruling” the temporal spheres entrusted to him. In a time when secular liberal states are infected with totalitarian impulses, Leo’s vision is very timely.


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