Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World

Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World

by Brandon Vogt


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Catholic social teaching has explosive power for changing not just individuals, but whole societies. And it's the saints who light the fuse. - Brandon Vogt

The value of human life. The call to family and community. Serving the poor. The rights of workers. Care for creation.

The church has always taught certain undeniable truths that can and should affect our society. But over the years, these teachings have been distorted, misunderstood, and forgotten.

With the help of fifteen saints, it's time we reclaim Catholic social teaching and rediscover it through the lives of those who best lived it out. Follow in the saints' footsteps, learn from their example, and become the spark of authentic social justice that sets the world on fire.

Learn from heroes like:

  • Bl. Teresa of Calcutta
  • St. Peter Claver
  • St. Frances of Rome
  • St. Roque Gonzalez
  • Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati
  • St. Damien of Molokai
  • St. John Paul II

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612786902
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 03/12/2014
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 181,667
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Archbishop J. Peter Sartain 10

Introduction 14

Life and Dignity of the Human Person 17

Chapter 1 Bl. Teresa of Calcutta 18

Chapter 2 St. Peter Claver 28

Call to Family, Community, and Participation 38

Chapter 3 St. Frances of Rome 39

Chapter 4 Bl. Anne Marie Javouhey 47

Rights and Responsibilities 56

Chapter 5 St. Roque Gonzalez 57

Chapter 6 St. Thomas More 66

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable 76

Chapter 7 Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati 77

Chapter 8 St. Vincent de Paul 86

The Dignity of Work and the rights of workers 96

Chapter 9 St. Benedict of Nursia 97

Chapter 10 Servant of God Dorothy Day 106

Solidarity 116

Chapter 11 St. John Paul II 117

Chapter 12 St. Damien of Molokai 126

Care for Creation 135

Chapter 13 St Giles 136

Chapter 14 St. Isidore the Farmer 143

Suggested Reading 150

Acknowledgments 151

Notes 152

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