Letter to the Editor: Inform yourself on Catholic social teaching

Fred Kammer, S.J., [email protected]


For those who might be tempted to identify free market libertarianism with Catholic Social Teaching from reading the February 19th edition of The Maroon, I would recommend reading The Catholic Case against Libertarianism by theologian Michael Sean Winters in The National Catholic Reporter, May 28, 2014 at http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/catholic-case-against-libertarianism and the keynote address of Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga at the June 3, 2014 forum on Erroneous Autonomy: The Catholic Case Against Libertarianism, which was hosted by the Catholic University of America’s Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at http://www.catholicsinalliance.org/libertarianism. Cardinal Rodríguez is the former president of Caritas Internationalis, the international Catholic Charities network, and chair of the committee of eight cardinals appointed by Pope Francis to recommend reforms in the Vatican.

Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ
Jesuit Social Research Institute