Many books about Catholic social teaching are introductory in nature. That’s not bad because, as Peter Henriot et al. observe in the title of their own book, Catholic social teaching is “Our Best-Kept Secret.”
Legionary Father Thomas Williams’ book, however, takes a different tack. Not directly an introduction to Catholic social teaching (although it showcases what Pope Benedict XVI has contributed to that discipline), the book’s primary thrust is to apply Catholic social thought to today’s and tomorrow’s social issues.
The book is on the cutting edge of seeking to push Catholic social thought forward. It’s both expository (this is what was taught) and exploratory (this is where that...READ MORE