Ep 103: The Social and Economic Teachings of the Catholic Church with Catharine Pakaluk

Ep 103: The Social and Economic Teachings of the Catholic Church with Catharine Pakaluk

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Catharine Pakaluk, economist at the Catholic University of America, about the social and economic teachings of the Catholic church. The Catholic Catechism is the rule of faith for Catholic Christians, and in a section on the 7th Commandment, the church explains its teaching on social and economic issues. Dr. Pakaluk explains why the Catholic church is extremely critical of socialism, and why certain passages that seem to challenge the notion of free markets make sense within the larger framework of Catholic theology and are not an impediment to economic freedom. There are a lot of very important economic, social, and theological issues that are addressed in this episode, and you won’t want to miss it!

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