We'll be getting back to the "Statesman Series" with the next post, but I wanted to take a brief detour and introduce a new book I've been given. It's called Social Principles and Economic Life, written by Fr John Cronin and published in 1959.
Here's an excerpt from the preface:
"The social teaching of the Church is basically a mixture of ethics, moral theology, and prudent judgment as applied to the field of social economics. It is called Catholic because of its immediate source. But its principles are so founded in human nature that men of all creeds can readily see its truth and wisdom. While it has been presented authoritatiely by various statements of recent popes, its roots go back to the inspired words of Holy Writ."
That's what this blog is all about.