Catholicism and the American Proposition

Weigel, George
May 1992
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May1992, Issue 23, p38
Traces the significance of Christian social teaching to the democratic transition in the U.S. Advent of Catholicism in the country; Economic, social and political relevance of Catholic social teaching; Religious beliefs and ethical practices in the country.


Related Articles

  • Work ethics. Cones, Bryan // U.S. Catholic;Sep2013, Vol. 78 Issue 9, p8 

    This article discusses the U.S. government's pursuit of jobs of dubious value, just like the building of facilities to house the growing population of inmates. Topics include the cut from public budgets of the kinds of employment that assuage human suffering, such as teachers and social workers,...

  • American Conservatism and the Catholic Church. Caiazza, John // Modern Age;Winter2010, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p14 

    The article discusses the role of the Catholic Church in the rise of the modern American conservative movement. Though the U.S. Catholic Church does not ally itself with any specific political movement or ideology, five areas of agreement between Catholicism and conservatism are identified:...

  • The Social Initiatives of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Murphy, William Francis // Catholic Social Science Review;2013, Vol. 18, p45 

    From its beginning, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has been concerned with promoting Catholic social teaching (CST) in the American context. A review of the recent history and trajectory of the conference's statements suggests that the bishops are likely moving away...

  • Social Spirituality: Monastic Cell or Hectic Street? Battle, John // Political Theology;Oct2007, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p393 

    The article explores the relationship between social service and religion in the modern world. The author looks at two books in light of this topic, "Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy," edited by Philip Booth, and "Catholic Social Justice: Theological and Practical Explorations,"...

  • The search for an American catholicism. Dolan, Jay P. // Catholic Historical Review;Apr1996, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p168 

    Argues that the history of Roman Catholicism in the United States has been a continuous effort to reconcile the culture of Catholicism and American culture. Effect of historians' emphasis on the pluralism of the American past; Transitional moments in the history of Catholicism in the United...

  • LIMITED GOVERNMENT AND SPREADING DEMOCRACY: TWO FRONTS. Kristol, William // Northwestern University Law Review;Winter2008, Vol. 102 Issue 1, p449 

    The essay considers issues of limited government and spreading of democracy within the purview of U.S. political and judicial history. It opines that there are tensions between liberty and democracy, as well as between elections and limited government. The flaws of the U.S. as a republic in 1939...

  • Two-and-a-half cheers for House Blue Dogs. Davis, Lanny // Hill;07/30/2009, Vol. 16 Issue 92, p14 

    In this article the author applauds the creation of Blue Dogs by the U.S. Democrats.

  • Supercommittee II? Members 'pray to God' they won't serve. Becker, Bernie; Schroeder, Peter; Wasson, Erjk // Hill;10/9/2013, Vol. 20 Issue 115, p1 

    The article reports on the debate among U.S. lawmakers regarding the issue of bringing the supercommittee concept back, which was objected by the members of both the Democrats and Republicans.

  • Learning from whiplash. MELLMAN, MARK S. // Hill;12/4/2013, Vol. 20 Issue 137, p24 

    The article offers the author's insights on Democrats having less unfavorable views than the Republicans.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics