Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching
Chapter 7: Rerum Novarum
Rerum Novarum - Catholic Social Teaching
Film Focus Point: This program provides very good historical background on Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum and provides a rather thorough explanation of the significance of this document.
Text Focus Point: Pages 217-218
- Why is the historical milieu of Rerum Novarum important to understanding Pope Leo XIII’s concerns?
- What is the relation between poverty and worker rights? Why is the Church by necessity so interested in this topic?
- Bishop Dom Helder Camara said, “When I fed the poor they called me a saint. But when I asked why they are poor they called me a communist.” What did he mean? What were other notable quotes from this program?
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