Catholic Social Teaching and the "Economy of Francis"

Day 3
Session 5
10:20 AM

Pope Francis has made a number of statements on economic matters that have led critics to describe him as "left wing" or even "Marxist". The reality is different. This lecture will present Pope Francis's Catholic social teaching and draw out his main concerns. It will be shown that his social teaching does not coincide with any particular school of political or economic thought and relate it to the broader tradition of Christian thinking on economic matters.

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Philip Booth, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance, Public Policy, and Ethics and Director of Catholic Mission
St. Mary’s University, Twickenham